Stand for Children Leadership Center, a parent engagement group, is pleased to announce they have recently received a $25,000 grant from Thunderbirds.
Stand for Children Leadership Center is a leadership development and training organization. They train ordinary people to be effective citizen leaders capable of solving problems facing children, both locally and statewide, by convincing elected officials and voters to invest in and reform vital children’s programs. They provide parents and others concerned about children’s issues with tools to achieve long-lasting improvements for children by joining together in a unified, grassroots voice.
“We are honored to receive this award,” Stand for Children Executive Director Rebecca Gau said. “It will enable us to have a greater impact by reaching and empowering more parents. It is our aim to identify and address early literacy issues through our Every Child Reads initiative, and we are excited about the increased opportunities available for the families we serve thanks to this award.”
To reach even more families, Stand for Children Leadership Center launched Every Child Reads (ECR), a research-based family engagement program that empowers parents with the skills and knowledge they need to support their child’s learning and prepare them to succeed after graduation. Currently, ECR serves more than 1,600 families and works in seven districts across the state.
Thunderbirds Charities is proud to support their mission and efforts to improve quality of education.
This grant is part of the Fall 2019 cycle. View a list of all Recent Grantees.