Thank you for helping us to fund the following 2015 Grant Recipients
Program: After School Matters Parent/Community Liaison Component
Agency: Tri-Cities Community Connections
The program, which takes place at several area elementary schools, provides strong relationships with caring adults through tutoring, homework assistance, mentoring, snacks, recreation and physical education. www.hillspringtc.org.
Program:: Development of Varied Experiences
Agency:: The ARC of Tri-Cities
This program will ensure community members with special needs have full inclusion and participation in all aspects of the community. www.arcoftricities.com.
Program:: Education on Wheels
Agency:: REACH Foundation
The program provides hands-on learning in the classroom to schools that meet poverty requirements under the Federal Title I program as well as access to an interpretive center to have a fuller experience. The programs will expand the child’s exposure to science, history, heritage, arts and culture all tied to the Columbia Basin. www.visitthereach.org.
Program:: First-Generation Scholarships
Agency:: Washington State University, Tri-Cities
The program provides funding to low-income, first-generation students for academic scholarships and any expenses that support their academic-related activities including tuition, child-care, internships and transportation. www.tricity.wsu.edu.
Program:: Food for Hungry Schoolchildren
Agency:: Second Harvest Inland Northwest
This Mobile Food Bank outreach engages educators, parents and community volunteers to help with school-based distributors that provide free food for hungry students to take home. www.2-harvest.org.
Program:: Girls on the Run
Agency:: Girls on the Run Southeast WA
A 10-week program that encourages girls to examine and better understand who they are and what’s important to them. In combination of a season-ending 5k event the curriculum allows GOTR to fulfill their mission of inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. www.gotrsewa.org.
Program:: Grace Clinic Fund for Dental Hygiene Therapy for Grace Clinic Patients
Agency:: Columbia Basin College Dental Hygiene Program
Offering dental care and oral health care maintenance to low income families. www.columbiabasin.edu/dentalhygiene.
Program:: “Mission: Ignition” Recruiting and Training Campaign
Agency:: Ignite Youth Mentoring
The program will allow Ignite to strengthen their nationally recognized programming and ignite more mentors for youth in need. In addition it will provide new and enhanced training to improve their effectiveness. www.igniteyouthmentoring.com.
Program:: Pathways to Literacy and Community Engagement (PTL)
Agency:: Washington State University Foundation
One of the primary goals of this program is to increase literacy among Franklin County Latino families to improve school readiness of their children and to promote increased advocacy and engagement of family and community. www.benton-franklin.wsu.edu.
Program:: Royal Family KIDS Camp, Club, Mentors
Agency:: Royal Family KIDS, Pasco
This camp provides a safe, fun week for children 6-11 years old who have been abused, abandoned or neglected. The addition of this program will allow regular contact with an adult that is caring and trustworthy which helps to give additional confidence to a child of abuse. www.pasco.royalfamilykids.org.
Program:: Spectrum on Stage
Agency:: Academy of Children’s Theatre
Spectrum on Stage is a theatre program created for students on the autism spectrum. The program celebrates and adjusts to children on the autism spectrum’s unique way of processing, creating and adapting. www.academyofchildrenstheatre.org.
Program:: Tri-Cities Diaper Bank
Agency:: Adventist Community Services
The program will help to ensure families living in poverty have an adequate supply of diapers for children and to also raise community awareness that diapers are ‘basic human needs’ which are not being adequately met for poor children. www.tricitiesdiaperbank.org.