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EDUCATION AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Quality education & learning opportunities are vital to our community. Education funding opportunities might include early learning programs, college and career readiness and literacy campaigns.

CCA delivers a “whole child, whole family” approach to early education, directly serving nearly 2,000 children ages 0 – 5 each school day through 20 early learning campuses. CCA believes all young children deserve the benefits of quality early education and care to help provide a foundation for success in life and aims to serve lower-income and diverse families with children 0-5 years old in high-need Tarrant County neighborhoods.

In light of COVID-19, many teachers have gone above their scope of work to help fulfill CCA mission. Due to public fund restrictions, CCA is requesting funding to help recognize outstanding talent. Recognition is highly important during this time of uncertainty. A kind, simple gesture can go a long way in keeping 450 teachers motivated to provide quality education for our children that we serve.

$1,000 — Provide a teacher with new classroom materials and supplies

$2,000 — Redo a staff lounge at one of their campuses

$5,000 — Cover the cost of a trip to the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Professional Learning Institute

Total Project Budget

$50,000

For 45 years, Clayton has provided Tarrant County families with safe child care and after-school enrichment that allows parents to complete their work day knowing their kids are learning and having fun. Clayton’s model gives students opportunities to show pride in their identity and culture, strategies to manage their stress, and increase connections to their school – all proven strategies to increase positive outcomes for all students. Clayton’s social-emotional learning-based programs help children overcome the effects of the COVID-19 shut down, support academic success and prepare them to be responsible and empathetic adults.

Due to COVID-19, Clayton’s largest source of income (after-school programming) is operating at less than 30% enrollment. Flexible funding is needed to help offset the impacts on program revenue and allow more than 6,000 children access to mentors and trauma-informed care, supporting academic and personal growth and addressing learning gaps caused by shutdowns.

$1,000+ in unrestricted support would offset lost revenue and allow Clayton to respond to shifting community needs (such as full-day virtual learning centers if schools close again)

$5,000 provides a full year of after-school, holiday care, and summer camp for a low-income family

Total Project Budget

$8,648,054

The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. A 2018 study found that only 1 in 5 at-risk youth could identify a trusted, caring adult in their life. CIS exists to provide that meaningful relationship to youth who would otherwise have no one.

CIS serves a diverse range of students, nearly 90% of whom rely on free-and-reduced lunch for their nutrition. For many children, their family’s economic challenges leave a gap during holiday breaks. Three times per year, CIS distributes meal bags: Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break. Each bag contains enough food to feed a family of 4 for 1 week.  An estimated 3,600 will be served by these meals.

$1,000 provides 300 meal bags

$2,000 provides 600 meal bags

$3,000 provides 900 meal bags

Total Project Budget

$10,000

Today 65% of jobs in North Texas require a post-secondary credential, yet only 39% of adults in Tarrant County possess an associate degree or higher. The new $5M+ Tarrant To & Through initiative is bridging this gap by putting students on a successful pathway by matching them to post-secondary educational opportunities, mentors and careers.

T3’s College & Career Readiness project launched in fall 2020 in all Fort Worth ISD High Schools and is designed around improving student outcomes in education and economic mobility for approximately 24,000 students. T3 launched deep interventions within six specific high schools where the economically disadvantaged rate is around 86% and college completion rates have historically been about 14%. Funds will help students in Tarrant County get the support and resources they need to enter a college or career pathway and earn workforce credentials aligned to the region’s labor market.

$5,000 – Support the last-dollar student scholarship program for post-secondary education at partner colleges and universities. This covers any remaining tuition costs after the Pell grant and other federal or state aid has been applied.

$5,000 – Support the technology platform that tracks outcomes for students in the program

$5,000 – Support mentoring, internships, and job shadow programs for students to gain career exposure and connections with local industries

Total Project Budget

$5,787,644

Through creative repurposing of surplus business waste, TWP gives teachers the tools they need to provide equal access to vital hands-on learning for all students, regardless of school funding. Waste is reduced, the burden on teachers is lessened, and kids develop creativity and problem-solving skills. Education beyond the textbook and screen prepares students for real-world success.

TWP is opening a one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly community arts center, expanding support for educators while providing access for all to creative reuse materials, workshops, a tool library, and makerspace.

Teachers and students will have access to free STEM equipment, materials, and training unavailable at their schools, and families of all backgrounds and incomes will have a place to learn, build, and create together. They aim to serve approximately 4,000 individuals.

$1,000 — Provides training for 40 teachers to implement creative reuse STEM learning in the classroom

$2,000 — Provides a makerspace learning experience to 100 low-income students

$4,500 — Purchases all equipment and software needed to track inventory and tool rentals

Total Project Budget

$80,000

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If you have any questions about funding a nonprofit project, please contact Vicki Andrews at vandrews@northtexascf.org or call 817.877.0702.

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