1st Year Funding

Agency Background: The Tucson Urban League was founded in 1971 as the 97th affiliate of the National Urban League and exists primarily to address problems related to minority unemployment. It has evolved into a comprehensive community service agency benefiting low-income minority citizens whose programs include: Afterschool Programs for Youth and Children, Early Learning Child Day Care Centers, and Employment and Training Programs.

Focus of the 2013 SCCF Grant: Project YES Tutoring and Mentoring Program: Project YES provides academic support services and structured recreational activities to children grades K-8 in an afterschool setting. Students are provided support with tutoring in math, reading, and general homework. Funding from SCCF would support an additional reading tutor. At the end of 2012 80% of these youth improved their reading score by at least one level. Average daily attendance is 70.

Website: tucsonurbanleague.org
Contact: Maggie Bonjean, Chief of Staff, mbonjean@tucsonurbanleague.org