St. Francis Neighborhood Center Corporation

St. Francis Neighborhood Center Corporation

Program Name: Power Project

Award Amount: $206,666.67

Project Description: SFNC’s mission is to end generational poverty through education, inspiring self-esteem, self-improvement, and strengthening connections to the community. The program will serve 75 disadvantaged youth at a time, over 150/year, ages 5-24, and 40 percent are currently or have been homeless. Youth have the opportunity to receive academic enrichment, tutoring, STEM, character development, service learning, cultural enrichment, career/college prep, and mentorship.

At least 75 students will be taught academics for a minimum of one hour a day, four days a week. Eighty percent of youth ages 5-18 will receive a “B” or better on their report card grade and 75 students, ages 5-14 will be evaluated daily on behavior by their Center instructor using a scale (power points) of 1-5, with 5 being the highest score. Students will have a 3.2 average or better at the end of the school year.

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