Locally low-income and minority students are struggling to graduate at a disproportionate rate, creating an educational achievement gap. Our work is focused so that every child is supported both in and out of the classroom to stay on track and succeed in school and life.
Today 36% of people in our community struggle to make ends meet each month leaving them vulnerable for eviction or foreclosure if their incomes are disrupted. Our work ensures access to resources and provides financial education and opportunity to create financial mobility.
Our community's domestic violence and child abuse and neglect rates are higher than the state average. When a child experiences trauma it effects their education, health and life opportunities. Our work supports families to create safe and caring home environments.