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.
The 114-year-old Center for Transforming Lives (formerly YWCA Fort Worth) helps women with children move from poverty to prosperity through no-cost early childhood education, homeless services and economic mobility. CTL takes a trauma-informed care, two-generation approach, including wrap-around services: clinical counseling, early childhood education, job readiness, and financial education.
CTL educates 900 young children in eight childcare centers in Tarrant County. Free for children experiencing poverty or homelessness, the program provides literacy-rich, child-centered classrooms with individualized care, meals and snacks, abundant outdoor time, and social strengthening activities. While the children are in our care, parents are connected with work and/or economic mobility opportunities.
$1,000 – Provides classroom materials, supplies, technology and age-appropriate books and toys
$2,000 – Provides 6 months of meals for 400+ children – breakfast, lunch & snacks for every child
$5,000 – Secures a matched scholarship for one child to attend school for 12 months
For 55 years, Key School has served students with learning differences. Through scientifically based research, compassion, and intuition, Key supports students through individualized instruction, educator training, and advocacy. They believe all students with learning differences should have the same valuable instruction on which Key relies for comprehensive dyslexia therapy.
The capital campaign is central to Key’s education and advocacy mission. The campus will expand existing services for Key School students and teacher training to become Certified Academic Language Therapists. The facility will position Key School to meet the needs of the 78,000 Tarrant County students with learning differences. All gifts will be matched 1:2 by the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Foundation.
$1,000 – Support Classic Literature Library
$2,500 – Provide technology for students and educators
$5,000 – Support purpose designed playground
Sam Houston High School Alumni Association provides support to the students, faculty, staff, and administration of Sam Houston High School to promote success, spirit, pride and improve student educational outcomes. SHHS is a Title I campus, meaning at least 90% of the students are living at or below federal poverty guidelines. The alumni association acts as a PTA and a booster club for every program SHHS offers, with a focus to remove systemic barriers and promote educational equity for every student.
Volunteers from the University of Texas at Arlington and SHHS will join the SHHS Alumni Association for a “Mile-Wide Beautification Project” around the SHHS campus on April 10th. The area is bordered by Mayfield St. (S), New York St. (W), Arkansas St. (N), and Sherry/Carter St.(E). Volunteers will pick up trash area-wide, noting areas where repairs may be needed for future projects, and install spirit cup designs in fencing around campus. This program will serve 4,000 students and faculty.
$250 – For trash pickup grabber tools & garbage bags
$1,250 – For spirit cup icon designs (sports balls, stars, helmets, etc.)
$1,500 – For spirit cup wording designs (#SAMSIDE #SAMPRIDE in 4 locations)
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. In the first year, 10,000 FWISD juniors and seniors have taken the T3 pledge and agree to graduate from high school and complete the admissions process to a T3 Partnership college or university.
$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
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