03 Aug Community Foundation Awards ACCF with Grant
ACHIEVEMENT CENTERS FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES RECEIVES GRANT FROM COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF PALM BEACH AND MARTIN COUNTIES FOR $30,000 FOR OUT OF SCHOOL AND SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS
Delray Beach, FL (4/29/2021) – Achievement Centers for Children & Families (ACCF) is pleased to announce it has received a $30,000 grant from Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. These funds will support programming efforts for our Out of School and Summer Camp programs.
ACCF Out of School (OOS) and Summer Camp programs provide an affordable, safe environment where children can gain academic and social skills with enrichment experiences during out of school times. ACCF has more than 20 years’ experience operating quality programs including our OOS and Summer Camp programs, which operate annually.
This Community Foundation grant will support us in closing the deficit of our operating costs to provide under resourced children and their families quality programming. ACCF will be able to expand our Positive Impact Curriculum to younger children, ages 6-15, that will foster youth development, as well as support our staff and students through other socio-emotional development curriculum.
“We are very excited and grateful to have received these funds for our Out of School and Summer Camp Programs and to help expand our Positive Impact Curriculum. Starting this curriculum at a younger age will provide immense support for social and emotional development.” – Stephanie Seibel, ACCF CEO
Each year, the Community Foundation awards over a million dollars in grants focusing on three priority areas: Community Revitalization, Educational Attainment, and Positive Youth Development. These three focus areas were identified through focus groups, stakeholder interviewers, and intensive community data analysis.
“The Community Foundation is dedicated to supporting positive youth development in Palm Beach and Martin Counties,” said January Reissman, vice president for Community Impact of the Community Foundation. “The funding awarded to ACCF will help youth engage in quality after-school and summer programming, which is essential to strengthening their social and emotional health during these challenging times.”
About Achievement Centers for Children & Families
At Achievement Centers for Children & Families children are involved in Early Learning (Toddler and Preschool), After School, Teen and Summer Camp programs that help prepare them for academic and social success and inspire them to discover their talents. Our families are served through our Family Strengthening and Economic Stabilization services which benefit the community by stabilizing families in crisis; supporting them to serve as the foundation of their child’s growth. Family strengthening services are embedded within our four core programs of Early Learning, Out of School, Teen and Summer Camp. ACCF serves hundreds of local children and families each year from three locations in Delray Beach; Nancy K. Hurd Campus, Village Academy, and Pine Grove Elementary. For more information, call (561) 266-0003 or visit www.achievementcentersFL.org
About Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties
The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is one of Florida’s largest community foundations, an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. The nonprofit organization has provided nearly $139 million in grants and scholarships over its 45-year history. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor and ensures the charitable dollars entrusted to it are available to the community – forever. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grant maker and a civic leader. Through the support of its donors and fund holders, the Foundation has been able to address some of the community’s most pressing needs, including hunger, housing and education. For more information, please visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org or call (561) 659-6800.