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CYC Receives significant funding over the summer

COLORADO YOUTH FOR A CHANGE RECEIVES $50,000 THROUGH SEASON TO SHARE/DENVER POST CHARITIES

Colorado Youth for a Change received $50,000 through Denver Post Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund and it's 2013-2014 Season to Share campaign, to support General Operations during a reception held on Thursday July 24 at The Denver Post building in downtown Denver.

A total of $1,630,000 was contributed to the 2013-2014 Season to Share campaign thanks to more than 6,000 gifts from donors.  With the 50% match from the McCormick Foundation, grants of $2,445,000 were awarded to Denver-area charities serving our neighbors in need.  With the Denver Post and the McCormick Foundation paying all the administrative costs, 100% of every donation, plus the match, will go directly to local charities working to move people out of poverty by providing meals for those who are hungry, shelter for those who are homeless, healthcare for uninsured/underinsured patients, education programs for disadvantaged children, and literacy services for low-income adults.

Colorado Youth for a Change will use its Denver Post Charities/Season to Share funding to support the programs requried to fulfill its mission to solve Colorado's dropout crisis.


THE WOMEN'S FOUNDATION OF COLORADO GRANTS CYC THROUGH GIRLS' LEADERSHIP

Colorado Youth for a Change received a grant of $10,000 from the Women's Foundation of Colorado through their Girls' Leadership Council program.  

The Girls’ Leadership Council (GLC) is a selective program created by The Women’s Foundation of Colorado. The program is designed to inspire girls to be future leaders and philanthropists, by engaging them in challenging hands-on programs that allow them to discover the satisfaction and power of assisting their communities. 

Through a competitive application and interview process, 20 diverse Colorado high school sophomore girls are invited to participate in GLC. In July these girls will convene on the University of Denver campus for an intensive one-week summer program. Training includes updates on The Women’s Foundation’s research, The Status of Women and Girls in Colorado, as well as educational opportunity and economic security for women and girls, women in leadership and media, career paths, and extensive team and skills-building activities.

The participants will have the unique opportunity to receive expert training on philanthropy and grantmaking while participating in a guided process to make community investments to nonprofit organizations working to reduce the high school dropout rate for girls and promote STEM education and careers among girls. 

This is the second year CYC has received this funding.


CYC INTERVENTION PROGRAM RECEIVES FUNDING FROM MILE HIGH UNITED WAY

Colorado Youth for a Change recently received funding in the amount of $75,000 to support our Intervention Program.

CYC's Early High School Intervention Program focuses efforts on slightly off-track students (those with 1-2 course failures) who are not receiving other school and community resources but need additional support to get back on track.  Late High School Intervention Program provides support for 11thand 12th graders that have fallen behind in credits and need increased support to graduate.

Discover more about the Mile High United Way at www.unitedwaydenver.org!


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