2015 Grant Recipients

6th Year Grant
Diamond Family Fund Match

Agency Background: Easter Seals Blake Foundation is dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live healthy, productive and independent lives. Their educational, therapeutic, family support and community living programs are designed in accordance with their mission: to enable each individual served to discover and meet his or her maximum potential for independent productive living and developmental growth.

Focus of the 2015 SCCF Grant: Parent and Child Tuition Support (PACTS) Provides sliding scale child care tuition assistance for children of low-income working families to attend a high-quality early learning center, Children’s Achievement Center. PACTS takes a multipronged approach to breaking the cycle of poverty by eliminating barriers that keep parents from being able to work and further job skills while preparing their child to enter kindergarten ready to learn and succeed through CAC’s national-accredited early learning program.

Measurable Outcomes: 100% of children enrolled in the Children’s Achievement Center made progress across all developmental domains and were prepared to advance to kindergarten or, if younger, the next level of education.

Contact: Daniel Schmmidt, Principal dschmidt@blake.easterseals.com