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Youth for Community Improvement Fund Now Accepting Proposals

The Foundation’s Youth for Community Improvement (YCI) Fund is now accepting proposals. YCI has engaged over 200 teens from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds since 1999, and awarded over $300,000 to over 75 nonprofit organizations in Worcester County. YCI is seeking proposals that fall under the following area(s) of interest:

  • Academic Enrichment of Young People

    • Organizations focused on post-secondary education (college access/success, financial literacy, career development, first generation college students)
    • Organizations providing academic support in or out of school time
  • Health & Wellness of Young People

    • Organizations supporting the mental health and wellness of young people
    • Organizations focused on peer to peer social supports
    • Organizations providing sexual health education and/or healthy relationship education
  • Youth Leadership & Civic Engagement

    • Organizations engaging and empowering young people in the areas of government, politics and civic education
    • Organizations empowering young people around advocacy (Priority given to organizations advocating around homelessness and environment)
All programs funded by YCI must incorporate “youth voices” in a significant aspect of program planning, implementation, evaluation or leadership. Applications must be received by November 12, 2018. For more information, contact Sarah Shugrue, at sshugrue@greaterworcester.org or 508-755-0980.

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