I Am The Unlimited Impact


CSBG 
FUNDS PUT
10 MILLION DOLLARS
BACK IN
OUR 
COMMUNITY

CSBG funds were used to pay staff salary to provide free tax preparation which brought back over 2 million dollars into this community last year, and over 10 million dollars within the past 5 years​.

MORE THAN
300 
FOOD BASKETS ARE DISTRIBUTED 
MONTHLY

CSBG dollars provide stipends to seniors to coordinate the God’s Pantry food distribution center. Over 300 food baskets are distributed each month from this location.

46
PARTICIPANTS INCREASED THEIR COMBINED INCOME TO 
$741,041.60

Recently we began an initiative to work alongside interested invidividuals to obtain a nationally-recognized credential in one of our labor market’s fastest-growing fields, early childhood education. A total of 46 participants have received their Child Development Associate credential and employment, leading to a combined total of annual income earnings of $741,041.60.

MORE THAN
$10,000.00
CSBG DOLLARS WERE USED TO PROVIDE
COLLEGE VISITS

Over $10,000 CSBG dollars were used to provide overnight college trips for high school students to gain firsthand experience of campus life, and get the opportunity to learn about college scholarships and various programs and colleges offered at each campus.

Recent criticism of CSBG-funded programs are that they have a "limited impact" on our community. Community Action agencies across the nation rely on CSBG funding to assist some of our most vulnerable citizens. It is critically important that those who support community action agencies understand how these programs impact individuals and families in the community.

CSBG Funding:

Helps Raise the Economy of the Community

  • Helps participants obtain a nationally-recognized credential in early childhood education | 46 participants received their Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and employment | a combined total of annual income earnings of $741,041.60.
  • Helps pay staff salary to provide free tax preparation which brought back over 2 million dollars into this community last year | more than 10 million dollars within the past 5 years​

Positively Impacts Youth

  • Youth summer camps allows children ages 13-19 years old to participate in educational and fun field trips | learn about culture | participate in nature activities as well as physical activities that are age appropriate.
  • More than $10,000.00 CSBG dollars were used to provide overnight college visits for high school students to gain firsthand experience of campus life 
  • $2,700.00 in scholarships were awarded to high school seniors to cover senior expenses to help alleviate the burden from parents |All youth who received the scholarships have been accepted into a college or university.

Positively Impacts Individuals Seeking Employment

  • Allows us to partner with other nonprofits to host job fairs and other community events to link participants with employers.
  • Allows us to support other small non-profit agencies such as Dressed for Success to help provide work attire for women transitioning back into the world of work
  • Allowed us to assist more than 400 people to obtain employment last year. 

Helps Stabilize Individuals and Families

  • Allows us to provide stipends to seniors to coordinate with God’s Pantry food distribution center | More than 300 food baskets are given each month
  • Allows us to offer Financial Fitness workshops to more than 30 families, last year, that were recovering from addiction to help them better plan and utilize their income
  • Allowed us to provide meeting space for Narcotics Anonymous classes | More than 30 people meet weekly to support each other in their battle with addiction

 

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This project is funded, in part, under a contract with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services with funds from Community Services Block Grant Act of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.