Robert Kriensky via Crowdrise
November 07, 2012
BENEFITING: ALL WAYS UP FOUNDATION
During this economic downturn there is great human strife. It is important to step up and make a difference in the lives of students who will be our nation’s future leaders. It would be easy for me donate my time and resources to The Neighborhood Youth Association), but it is more powerful to raise awareness of their cause. I am asking you to help me make a difference in the lives of students less fortunate than most, by and requesting you donate to this worthy cause. In giving there are additional factors to consider:
- Any donation you make will be matched by the Perlman Foundation through December 10th
- The donation you make is 100% deductable as a qualifying non profit
- Helping others feels good!
Thank you for your consideration and I appreciate your generosity.
Neighborhood Youth Foundation
To enable at-risk children and youth to achieve their PERSONAL BEST by providing a comprehensive set of educational enhancement services, academic support, counseling, career planning and cultural enrichment activities in a sustained, focused manner during their preschool through high school years.
Who We Serve
· NYA serves nearly 200 low income, at-risk children and youth ages 3-18 and an additional 300 family members.
· NYA’s Las Doradas Children’s Center in Venice provides preschool for 36 children ages 3-5 from low-income families.
· 100 at-risk youth ages 6-18 receive comprehensive after-school programming at NYA’s Mar Vista Learning Center.
· NYA’s satellite sites provide after-school programming for over 60 youth at affordable housing developments in Mid-City, Downtown and South Los Angeles.
· 99% of NYA’s students are Latino, 1% are African-American, 92% do not speak English at home, and all are from low income households.
· Over 100 years of continuous service to the community.
· 80% of NYA students return to the program each year from elementary through high school.
· 80% of NYA parents are active participants in the program – attending parent meetings, participating in events and volunteering.
· 100% of NYA’s high school seniors graduated on time for the fourth year in a row in June 2011.
· All 2011 graduates are now in college – nearly all are the first in their families to attend college.
· In addition to California State and University of California colleges, NYA’s alumni attend distinguished schools across the nation such as MIT, Macalester College, Mount Holyoke and others.
· NYA students have been recognized through the Afterschool Hero Awards (City Scholars Foundation), Outstanding Youth Volunteer (Assoc. of Fundraising Professionals LA Chapter), and the Gates Millennium Scholarship program.
Building a brighter future for our youth by helping them achieve their PERSONAL BEST.