PREVIOUS GRANT RECIPIENTS

ChildCareGroup


ChildCareGroup is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded to provide the best early care and education programs for children for little or no cost to low-income families.

From beginning to end of the 2014-15 school year, ChildCareGroup measured the average developmental gain of their preschool children in the following domains, and their children exceeded the national average in all four domains:

Skills

National Average

ChildCareGroup Outcome

Language and Early Literacy

10.65%

11.25%

S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)

16.57%

19.67%

Social/Emotional

7.23%

8.02%

Gross and Fine Motor

10.34%

12.07%


The money from the Foundation is supporting ChildCareGroup’s bilingual Family Advocate program. To help facilitate learning at home and the creation of family environments that build resiliency, ChildCareGroup teachers and Family Advocates conduct home-visits and work one-on-one with each child and their family, guiding them through the early childhood program.

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Visit ChildCareGroup.org

Heart House


Heart House is a nonprofit that provides safety, education and opportunity to refugee and underprivileged children. They developed the Head, Heart, and Hands (H3) program to address the needs of their students. H3 focuses on the whole child by creating an environment to explore academics creatively, strengthening reading and English skills, and developing social emotional health for all students. H3 creates an environment where students can become empowered by education and emotional health so that they may have the potential to be future leaders.

Heart House is using the money towards expansion of its literacy learning centers. During their first year of Head, Heart and Hands, school year 2014-5, they were challenged with 85% of our students starting the year reading 3-4 levels below their grade level. Within nine months Heart House students increased their reading fluency by 30% (across all sites).

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Visit HeartHouseDallas.org

Trinity River Mission


Trinity River Mission (TRM) is a volunteer-based community learning center that promotes literacy, encourages academic success and develops effective life skills among disadvantaged youth in West Dallas, in the belief that education connects us to life’s possibilities.

When students and families attend TRM, they succeed, as evidenced by:

  • 90% avg. retention rate year after year
  • 95% avg. promotion rate
  • 98% avg. high school graduation rate
  • 80% avg. college enrollment rate

TRM will use the funds from the Foundation towards Homework Help and Ed2Net Learning Software for their K-2 programs.

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Visit TrinityRiverMission.org