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Featured Grant Story: Guadalupe-Parkway Neighborhood Centers

What is Guadalupe-Parkway Neighborhood Centers? Founded in 1962, the mission of the Guadalupe-Parkway Sommerville Centers is to meet the needs of the community by providing programs that give individuals and families opportunities to learn, develop self-esteem and realize their full potential. The neighborhood service area includes approximately 33% of the total minority population of the City of Lubbock. Their programs strive to keep at-risk youth (ages 3-19) engaged in positive activities and away from the destructive influences such as alcohol and drug abuse, gangs, violence, and crime. Scoutreach provides kids in poverty the opportunity to participate in a quality Scouting program. It do

Featured Grant Story: Catholic Charities

What is Catholic Charities? The mission of Catholic Charities is to “serve the least among us” and to empower people to improve their lives and the lives of their family members. They serve a thirty-county service area including the South Plains. The Crisis Intervention Fund is used for those in crisis situations that regular grant funds cannot be used to help. For example, when utilities have already been disconnected and require reconnect fees/past due fees to be paid Catholic Charities is able to use the Crisis Intervention Fund to assist families in household stabilization in times of crisis. Catholic Charities also provides wrap around services for clients in house. They enroll eligible

Featured Grant Story: HOPE Community of Shalom

What is HOPE Community of Shalom? HOPE Community of Shalom is a multicultural coalition focused on the Heart of Lubbock neighborhood that builds on the assets of the community and seeks to empower the people of the community. Their focus of service is within walking distance of their facility. Programs and ministries include; Shalom Readers/Shalom Kids, Loaves and Fishes, Begin Again Boutique, Books for Kids, Project Lighthouse, Living Abundantly, Fiesta Domingo, Wilderness Ministries, Creative Ministries, C.O.V.E. and Liberty Learning Center. Elevate Hope is an engaging program designed to help students navigate the uncharted territory of their adolescent years. Social, character, and self-

Community Foundation of West Texas Awards Over $38,000 from the Goodfellows Community Campaign Fund

The Community Foundation of West Texas (CFWT) is pleased to announce the awarding of Community Campaign Fund grants totaling $38,157.50 to four local non-profit organizations. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Goodfellows program began decades ago to help those less fortunate. Human compassion and the giving spirit builds community one person at a time. It continues today with funds to Big Brothers Big Sisters, CASA of the South Plains, Family Guidance & Outreach Center of Lubbock, and the Ronald McDonald House who help our friends and neighbors. CFWT President Stephen P. Warren states, "From those you are helping whom will never know your big heart, compassion, and your kindness, we say thank y

Featured Grant Story: Junior League of Lubbock

What is the Junior League of Lubbock? The Junior League of Lubbock is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively education and charitable. According to Feeding America, 27.1% of children in Texas are food insecure, meaning that they don’t know where their next meal will be coming from. Lubbock ISD (LISD) elementary schools have a specific student population that has been identified as low socioeconomic and food insecure. Established in 2006, the Food2Kids program alleviates this food insecurity for South Plains students.

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