Founded in 2010, Generation Hope supports teen parents who demonstrate academic promise by providing them with mentorship, resources, and services to become college graduates. Generation Hope will use the Targeted Grant funds to support their career readiness programming, creating supportive academic environments that allow participants to not only earn their degrees, but also be prepared for quality careers after graduation. Additionally, funds will support the Next Generation Academy, providing resources to prepare the children of Scholars for kindergarten readiness.
Together We Bake
Founded in 2012, Together We Bake is a job-training program, which aims to help women involved in the criminal justice system, facing long-term unemployment, and/or experiencing homelessness. Together We Bake will use the Targeted Grant funds to support their technology program, Empowering Women Through Digital Literacy. The program combines hands-on experience, administrative skills training and exposure to several digital literacy courses, including Microsoft and Google software suites, resulting in various levels of certifications for the program’s participants.
Targeted Grants for Community Partners
Higher Achievement Program
Higher Achievement Program (HAP) works to provide middle school scholars with supplemental academic enrichment. As a recipient of the Targeted Grant for Community Partner, HAP will use the funds to implement Curiosity Machine to close the STEM achievement gap for low-income youth during their Afterschool Academy. Curiosity Machine guides scholars in each grade level to find inspiration around them, challenging them to be innovators and change makers of the future; the curriculum focuses on engineering, robotics, and physics through hands-on projects.
Horton’s Kids empowers children and prepares them to graduate from high school ready to succeed in college, career, and life. As a recipient of the Targeted Grant for Community Partner, Horton’s Kids will use funds to support their Older Youth Program, which provides comprehensive literacy, academic, and social-emotional supports to help participants in grades 7-12 reach their full potential. Through case management, mentorship, college/career readiness programming, and integrated life skill sessions, Horton’s Kids helps participants develop a strong academic foundation, while cultivating the positive attitudes, habits, and behaviors they need to thrive in adulthood.