Question:  Please share a brief description of mission, objectives and community served: 

 

Answer: We connect families to educational opportunities that build financial stability and create generational change. By increasing access to safe and affordable childcare, we empower parents to focus on their academic goals, earn a college degree, and embark on a career that pays a living wage. At the same time, their children get a great start to their own educational journey. This two-generation approach lifts families out of poverty and puts them on a path to a brighter future. 

Question:  Please provide information regarding the demographics of the people you serve, including race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, education, income level, etc.: 

Answer: 

So far this year, we have supported 117 families with childcare tuition, basic needs, tech support, and career development opportunities. We expect to support 125 by the end of the school year. At any given time, there are approximately 80 families in our program.

  • 96% are moms. 

  • 54% are single parents. 

  • 60% identify as a person of color.

  • 37% have experienced life as an immigrant or refugee.

  • Our families speak 23 different languages at home.

  • 50% of the children in our program are preschool-aged, 25% are infants, and 25% are school-age.

  • 96% of our students stay on track to graduation each quarter.

  • 73% are first-generation college students.

  • 60% of degrees are in the STEM fields, and the majority of these degrees are in healthcare.

Question: Organization Size (number of paid staff and volunteers):

 

Answer:  We have 3 full-time and 2 part-time staff members. Annually, we receive support from about 50 volunteers who serve on our boards and committees and provide approximately 1,200 hours of volunteer service.

 

Question: Please provide a summary of your budget for the current fiscal year:

Answer: 

Total budget: $1,123,298.75, FY 2021-22
Total income: $390,000.00, projected income by 6/30/2022
Total expenses: $900,000, projected expenses by 6/30/2022

Question: What is the breakdown of your income sources (percentage received from individuals, corporations, foundations, government, earned income, etc.)?

Answer: 

As of March 31, 2022, our income source breakdown is approximately:

  • Individuals: 59%

  • Corporations: 5%

  • Foundations: 36% 

 

Question: How will you use our $10,000 donation? Please be specific, for example: 

 

Answer:  

Your $10,000 donation will support 40 local families through our Family Connections program this year. This program offers support from the time a student parent enters the program through their graduation day. While enrolled, families can receive child care tuition assistance, basic needs support, technology access, and books and holiday gifts for children. As students near graduation day, they will receive support and guidance as they begin their job search and launch their careers. This program makes a life-changing impact for this generation and the next.