Our names says it all, Saving A Community Through Opportunities, and that is just our mission! We set out to provide mentorship, clothing, meal assistance, workshops and community events and group activities to our city. Up until now we have been limited on what we can offer due to not having a permanent home. The support we have been able to give our community has relyed heavily on the support we recieved from location sponsors. Now, we are hoping to change that! We have seen the positive impact our orginization has had on the city and wish to increase what we are able to provide in order to keep our community thriving! We embrace community development, educational excellence, and cultural diversity by fostering programs that will encompass life skills development, social harmony, healthy lifestyles, and academic success. To cultivate strong family values through educational attainment, cultural identity, and continuation of Empowerment. This fundraiser will help us open up the very first SACTO Foundation Community Center. This center will be the home of our foundation and the permanent location for all our workshops and programs. Some of the workshops and programs include: Weekly computer training courses Math/Reading tutoring provided Tues-Thurs Monthly job readiness skills workshops Weekly mentoring sessions Monthly vision board parties Bi-weekly entrepreneurship academy session and more.. The center has a larger multipurpose room, bathroom, kitchen area with sink/refrigerator and a smaller meeting room area. The center will house an section which will hold various arts, crafts, projects, activities for the youth. There will be six computer workstations, two printers, a fax machine and two copiers which community members are able to access during certain operating hours. Not only will the center be the home for our programs but will be donated out to other NPO's in our area who are not able to secure a permanent home for their services. The funds will help us complete the needed renovation and obtain the needed operating supplies along with securing the needed operating capital for a year.