This holiday season we reflect on what drives us forward throughout the year, and we extend gratitude for all who invest in us. Fifty-percent. That's how many of the students in East Point and College Park graduate from high school. At Future Foundation, we've doubled that average. In our first decade, we ensured that 100% of our students graduated, despite poorly performing high schools, and went on to post-secondary institutions. That's one way we're bridging gaps between dreams and reality - and combatting daunting statistics through our core programs. To view in entirety, click here. Just as we've improved graduation rates, we're serious about addressing poverty - and … [Read more...] about It’s about connectedness this holiday season – and every day.
In the tradition of an old-fashioned barn raising, more than a dozen City of College Park employees and residents came out after work and over the weekend to volunteer and support the Alexandria Cares Unit (ACU) leadership team’s kick-off for the “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” Campaign. The campaign was born out of a critical need to establish a Basic Needs Fund to help the neediest Alexandria Landing families with utility and rent assistance. City of College Park Ward 3 Councilman Tracey Wyatt donated 100 pairs of brand new shoes to make the fundraiser possible. Merri Sheffield, a College Park resident, provided marketing, PR and event coordination support. The $10 shoe sale fundraiser was an … [Read more...] about Alexandria Cares Unit – Setting An Example: Day 12 of 24 Days of Preparing To Stand Out Against Poverty