Community Leadership Partners 2018 Grants
The Community Leadership Partners, a giving group affiliated with the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, awarded $225,000 in grants to 17 area nonprofits in 2018. Each organization serves either middle-school students, high-school aged youth or disconnected youth and young adults (those who are ages 16-24 and not working, in school or serving in the military). Grant recipients are:
- Communities in Schools of Hampton Roads, $15,000 for site coordination services at Granby High School in Norfolk to assess student needs and coordinate resources to ensure students’ success.
- Community Outreach Coalition, $10,000 for an after-school program for Portsmouth and Franklin middle-school students that includes remedial academic instruction in math, reading or writing plus art and music enrichment activities.
- Don Carey REECH Foundation, $7,500 for a science, technology, engineering, art and math program for area youth that emphasizes physical and mental well-being, social and moral responsibility, and career and college preparation.
- ForKids Inc., $15,000 to link disconnected area youth experiencing homelessness to permanent housing, mental health services and sustainable employment.
- Friends of the Norfolk Department of Human Services Foster Care Division, $15,000 to expand a tutoring program to help Norfolk foster youth stay engaged in school, bridge academic gaps, and prepare high school seniors for graduation and post-secondary education.
- Hampton Roads Workforce Development Corporation, $15,000 for the NextGen Regional Internship Program, which partners with local businesses and organizations to provide paid internships for disconnected youth and young adults in Chesapeake and Portsmouth.
- Joy Ministries, $10,000 for a monthly mentoring and advocacy program focusing on social and mental health support for Virginia Beach youth living in homes without fathers.
- National Institute for Learning Development, $10,000 for individual and group educational intervention for middle-school students at Park Place School as well as faculty training and family education.
- New Vision Youth Services, $15,000 to expand educational mentoring and life-skills coaching for at-risk youth from Chesapeake and Norfolk especially those leaving the foster-care system.
- Park Place Child Life Center, $10,000 for Saturday art programs for children living in lower-income families in Norfolk’s Park Place neighborhood.
- Samaritan House, $15,000 for a forensic interviewer to identify and respond to juvenile human trafficking.
- Seton Youth Shelters, $15,000 for a residential safe shelter as well as street and van outreach programs to provide intervention and other services for area youth.
- Tidewater Wooden Boat Workshop, $15,000 for a boat-building program for area youth from lower-income families.
- Tidewater Youth Services Foundation, $15,000 for an aggression replacement training program for youth referred for services by the Portsmouth Juvenile Conference Committee.
- Together We Can Foundation, $15,000 for the Smart Transitions Life-Work Portfolio program to help disconnected youth in Hampton Roads prepare for successful employment.
- The Up Center, $15,000 for mental health and substance abuse counseling services for disconnected youth in Norfolk, especially young fathers released from correctional facilities.
- Walk In It, $12,500 for the Ladies of Distinction mentoring and educational enrichment program for middle- and high-school girls in Chesapeake and Suffolk.