Invest and we will do the rest.
Organized by: Imperial Companions
My name is Michelle Lee. I own and operate a nonprofit corporation called Imperial Companions. Each day my team works towards being of maximum service to students with disabilities throughout Philadelphia and at zero cost to the Philadelphia School District while delivering personalized support with unassailable integrity.
As we join forces with our promise zone to reduce the inequality and insecurity that plagues our economically distressed area. We need your help! The census figures in September 2013 confirm that record-high numbers of Americans are living in poverty. We can reduce that with your help!
In 2012, the poverty rate for Americans aged 18 to 64 living with a disability was 28.4% (4.3 million) compared to 12.5% (22 million) of Americans aged 18 to 64 who did not have disability and our children represent more than one-third of the people living in deep poverty. National Center for Law and Economic Justice define “deep poverty” as people with income 50% below the poverty line. (Data from the U.S. Census Bureau) and our Commander and Chief has responded with the Promise Zone Initiative**.
What is a Promise Zone - The Promise Zones initiative will revitalize high-poverty communities across the country by creating jobs, increasing economic activity, improving educational opportunities, reducing serious and violent crime, leveraging private capital, and assisting local leaders in navigating federal programs and cutting through red tape.* On January the 9th the first 5 rolled out and West Philadelphia was included.
Our goal this year is to raise monies that allow us to operate during the 2014/2015 school year. A large percent of our attention is directed towards those students with Emotional/Behavioral disorders, with a focus on a fruitful transition model that allows our guys to successfully transition into adulthood and we need your financial support to reach them and connect.
Your contribution will allow us to wrap our student-driven curriculum around them and ensure they are prepared for their “post-school world” and your role will eclipse Philadelphia’s staggering poverty rate.
We need you – please send a monetary donation to assist us; no amount to small. Please call today (267) 607 -3151 or send checks to address listed below and make them payable to Imperial Companions. Thank you!
8310 West Chester Pike
Upper Darby, PA 19082