Impacting our futures

WHAT WE’RE DOING

The struggles of those living in the communities within our footprint are interconnected, and we’re focused on addressing them holistically. Financial instability has a substantiated impact on the health and longevity of low-income individuals and can negatively effect the long-term education success of children and adults. Improved financial well-being leads to stronger, healthier households. A healthier household—economically and physically—directly correlates to reduced absenteeism and higher graduation rates. When the root causes of these problems are addressed as opposed to simply the end result of poverty, we can work to prevent recidivism and start to see long term success among these populations.

EDUCATION

CHILDHOOD LITERACY

We’re committed to making sure our children have the greatest chance for educational success, and this starts by building a strong foundation early in life. We promote the importance of childhood literacy through several programs that foster excitement about reading by making it a regular habit independently and with family.

KEY PROGRAMS

  • Celebrity Read
  • My Very Own Library
  • Raising a Reader

INCOME

FINANCIAL EDUCATION

Forging the pathway to financial stability starts with empowering members of our community. We do this by providing the learning opportunities through our Financial Empowerment Center, providing the resources needed to achieve financial stability.

KEY INITIATIVES

  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
  • Financial literacy workshops
  • Credit counseling
  • FAFSA prep

HEALTH

WELLNESS ACCESS

Health is a hallmark of strong communities. We convene residents to present information about an array of health issues, provide access to medical testing, skill building,and health insurance enrollment. We believe this encourages healthy choices and makes wellness possible.

KEY INITIATIVES

  • Character Playbook™
  • Educational workshops
  • ACA enrollment