Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. – The 3M Foundation has awarded the Hope through Housing Foundation a $2,500 grant to help with the Rancho Cucamonga-based nonprofit’s Building Bright Futures youth empowerment program. The program provides after-school tutoring, mentoring and a safe place to go when school days end. It also involves a Teen Club program designed to engage pre-teens and teens while promoting high school graduation and the need to pursue post-secondary options in order to secure jobs that pay a living wage.
“Supporting children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds is more important now than ever as students are being asked to excel academically with greatly varying levels of support,’’ said Gregory Bradbard, President of Hope through Housing. “We applaud 3M for partnering with us to help build bright futures for all kids.”
In partnership with National Community Renaissance (National CORE), the Hope through Housing provides a stable living environment for low-income individuals and families who may otherwise be at-risk of homelessness. It provides family stabilization leading to economic mobility through the combination of a secure, affordable apartment home and onsite services/supports that empower adults to overcome barriers to employment and improve their financial situation and prepare youth for future self-sufficiency.
Hope through Housing works to utilize affordable housing as a powerful platform for life transformation, empowering residents to reach goals they never previously thought were possible. Hope works to remove barriers to economic success for vulnerable populations and expand access to economic opportunity in low-income communities by providing a customized mix of services to help affordable housing residents increase their economic mobility and future self-sufficiency. Its mission is to help break the cycle of generational poverty.
Utilizing onsite community centers and long-standing relationships with residents living within National CORE affordable apartment communities, it is able to deliver resources and support right where residents live throughout and beyond the COVID-19 crisis. And it is doing just that. Toward that end, Hope through Housing Foundation has launched its COVID-19 Emergency Response & Resilience Fund. For more information, go to www.hthf.org.
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About the Hope through Housing Foundation
Hope through Housing believes that affordable housing can be a platform for transformational change at the individual and neighborhood level. For more than 20 years, the Hope through Housing Foundation has provided more than 2 million hours of transformational social services helping children and teens achieve success, improving families’ financial well-being, and promoting seniors’ health and wellness. For more information on Hope through Housing, please visit www.hthf.org.
Jill Van Balen