COMMUNITY IMPACT 2018-08-14T18:00:34+00:00

EARLY LEARNING

Children from low-income families are less likely to have access to high-quality early education and are less likely to enter school prepared for success. Reading proficiency by third grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success. Yet every year, more than 80% of low-income children miss this crucial milestone. Our goal is to ensure that children are surpassing key readiness and early grade reading benchmarks. To find out more and to find out how you can help, click the button below.

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EARLY LEARNING

Children from low-income families are less likely to have access to high-quality early education and are less likely to enter school prepared for success. Reading proficiency by third grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success. Yet every year, more than 80% of low-income children miss this crucial milestone. Our goal is to ensure that children are surpassing key readiness and early grade reading benchmarks. To find out more and to find out how you can help, click the button below.

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YOUTH SUCCESS

Students who do not read proficiently by 4th grade are four times more likely to drop out of school than those reading at or above grade level. More students drop out in 9th grade than any other grade. High school dropouts can expect to earn about $500,000 less over the course of their lifetime than high school graduates and are 3.5 times more likely to be incarcerated. Our goal is to ensure that children are graduating from high school with the skills necessary to pursue post-secondary education or advanced training. To find out more and to find out how you can help, click the button below.

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YOUTH SUCCESS

Students who do not read proficiently by 4th grade are four times more likely to drop out of school than those reading at or above grade level. More students drop out in 9th grade than any other grade. High school dropouts can expect to earn about $500,000 less over the course of their lifetime than high school graduates and are 3.5 times more likely to be incarcerated. Our goal is to ensure that children are graduating from high school with the skills necessary to pursue post-secondary education or advanced training. To find out more and to find out how you can help, click the button below.

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STABLE FAMILIES

Across St. Joseph County, 40% of households struggle to afford the basic necessities of housing, child care, food, healthcare, and transportation. Many of these families–“the working poor”–have one or more members working full-time but are mired in low-wage jobs that provide inadequate benefits and offer little opportunity for advancement and economic security. Our goal is to ensure adults achieve long-term financial stability by developing the skills and opportunities to obtain and sustain employment. To find out more and to find out how you can help, click the button below.

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STABLE FAMILIES

Across St. Joseph County, 40% of households struggle to afford the basic necessities of housing, child care, food, healthcare, and transportation. Many of these families–“the working poor”–have one or more members working full-time but are mired in low-wage jobs that provide inadequate benefits and offer little opportunity for advancement and economic security. Our goal is to ensure adults achieve long-term financial stability by developing the skills and opportunities to obtain and sustain employment. To find out more and to find out how you can help, click the button below.

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