Five grants were awarded in the spring 2015 funding cycle, totalling $6,400.
Community Investment Collaborative (CIC) received $245 of funding to support scholarships for the 2015 Entrepreneur Education Program. CIC provides resourses to entrepreneurs through education, mentoring, micro-lending and networking. This program follows the Workshop in Business Opportunities curriculum and trains students through all aspects of their businesses.
Computers 4 Kids (C4K) received $1,400 to purchase a professional multifunctional heat press for the new club house. C4Kis a technology mentoring program for area youth to promote technology skill building and college and career readiness. The heat press will enable members to generate designs for various apparel and also expose them to professional machinery and technology.
The Arbor received $750 to purchase books and educational materials for the Arbor Safe House residents. The Arbor Charlottesville provides long-term housing and support for adult, female, human trafficking survivors in Virginia. These materials will assist the program and clients by meeting the educational and literacy goals of the program.
Girls on the Run received $2,505 to support the creation of a team of empowered girls at the City of Promise. Girls on the Run is a program designed to develop and enhance girls’ social, psychological and physical competancies. This program partners with the City of Promise program in Charlottesville and will form a team of 15 elementary-aged school girls to participate in a 12 week curriculum.
Cale Elementary School received $1,500 to purchase books for the Spanish Immersion Library. This library will offer teachers copies of books in eight different levels that serve beginning to advanced readers. Engaging students in a dual language program will promote bilingual literacy and enforce positive cross-cultural attitudes. Cale Elementary School is a part of the Albemarle County school district which establishes a community of learners and learning through relationships, relevance and rigor.