Programs in Place
In 2016, the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation committed $1.5 million to nine nonprofit groups and one government agency, the Duluth Public Schools. The grant was provided by the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation of Eden Prairie, Minnesota and from Community Foundation resources. The fund seeks to embrace and empower our kids and their families through innovative and collaborative projects.
221 young people have gained positive relationships with adults through Mentor Duluth/Mentor Superior, helping them feel more supported.
84 young people have been connected with opportunities to secure employment and learn lasting job skills through Opportunity Youth of Duluth.
85% of eligible families at CHUM’s Steve O’Neil Apartments attend early childhood programming, gaining access to life-long benefits.
80 families experiencing abuse have been offered resources to help them stay together through Heart of the People.
Grant recipients include:
CHUM: Family Coaching Services at Steve O’Neil
CHUM: Early Childhood Programming at Steve O’Neil
College of St. Scholastica: Shoot for the Stars 2.0: Charting New Trajectories
Damiano of Duluth, Inc.: Summer Food Corps
Duluth Library Foundation: Every Child Ready Duluth (Year 1)
Life House, Inc.: The Futures Program: Education, Employment and Life Skills for Homeless and At-Risk Youth
R.E.A.C.H., Inc.: Development of Group Mentoring Programming Model
Ecolibrium: Outside The Box: Building Youth Futures By Design
Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines: Girl Scouts in ACTION Outreach Program
Harbor House Crisis Shelters: Strategizing for the Future
SOAR Career Solutions: OYOD Employer-based Transitional Employment Pilot
Welch Center dba Valley Youth Centers: Recreation the Remedy For Youth Anger & Depression
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland: Character and Citizenship Programming
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Phase II: Building Quality of Life Neighborhoods Phase II
Men As Peacemakers: Girls’ and Boys’ Restorative Program
Mentor North: Mentor North: A new nonprofit
Minnesota Land Trust: Diversity and Inclusion in Minnesota’s Outdoors
University of Minnesota Foundation: Mitigating ACE in the Duluth Central Hillside in Two Generations
YMCA of Duluth: Youth Outdoors Duluth
There are many, many more agencies and nonprofits working to provide opportunities for kids and families in Duluth and Superior.
OUR PROMISE TO ALL OUR KIDS
When we rise for our kids, we all rise. So I promise to:
Recognize the growing gap between those with opportunity and those without
Initiate action to effect change, one life at a time
Share stories and resources with my family, neighbors and community
Empower all kids to have equal opportunities to live up to their potential, independent of place and race
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