3rd Year Funding

Agency Background: Imago Dei Middle School, established in 2005, serves boys and girls in the 5th – 8th grades from families with low income residing in Tucson. The school focuses on educating the whole child and breaking cycles of poverty. The criteria for admission are based on students qualifying for Federal Government Free/Reduced Lunch Program. Students are selected to attend using a lottery system. The school operates as a tuition-free school; therefore, donor support is essential. The school session for all grades is ten hours per day, 5.5 days per week and eleven months per year. The teacher-to-student ratio is never greater than 1 teacher per 10 pupils. The cost per student is $15,000.

Focus of the 2014 SCCF Grant: The Graduate Support Program Program designed to aid current students in developing the skills they will need to succeed in high school, college and professional environments and to investigate academic and career options. Imago Dei is partnering with several School Tuition organizations for corporate tax credit scholarships and funds.

Website: www.imagodeischool.org
Contact: The Rev. Anne Sawyer, Head of School asimagodei@aol.com