Thank you San Diego Women’s Foundation!
The IRC in San Diego is pleased to announce it has been chosen as one of five local nonprofits to receive a grant from The San Diego Women’s Foundation in the 2012 grant year. The grant of $40,000 will support the K-5th grade program at the IRC First Things First Family Education Center. The official announcement was made at the foundation’s grant celebration at the Francis Parker Middle and Upper School on June 5. This year’s grants were awarded to nonprofits working in the field of education.
The IRC is excited to expand our programming for children in elementary school. Newly arrived refugee children need additional academic support to catch up to their American born peers. The IRC K-5 program will operate afterschool during the school year and five mornings a week during the summer, providing much needed assistance to refugee children.
“We are extremely pleased to award these funds to such an impressive list of committed and accomplished nonprofit organizations,” said Teresa Jacques, Board President of the San Diego Women’s Foundation. “Our grantees truly embrace this year’s theme: education can’t wait for someday. We have no doubt that these extraordinary organizations will help create a better San Diego through their educational programs.”
Through the San Diego Women’s Foundation, more than 200 members pool their dollars together to help fund the causes that matter most to San Diego, proving the philosophy embraced by each member: women can do more than woman. Founded in 2000, the San Diego Women’s Foundation has grown to an organization of more than 200 members dedicated to pooling their resources and enhancing the community through grant making. As of June 1, 2012, more than $2.3 million has been awarded to 63 community partners for their efforts to initiate or improve existing programs. Each grant, usually $25,000 or greater, targets one of six focus areas: health and human services, civil society, economic and employment development, education, arts and culture, and the environment. For more information visit: www.sdwomensfoundation.org.
To learn more about the IRC First Things First Family Learning Center, please contact Colleen.Krause@Rescue.org
Photo: Left to right - Dana Dahlbo, Catherine Blair, Tracy Johnson, Colleen Krause (IRC Program Manager), and Judy Eby
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