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Featured Grant Story: LIFE Foundation

Research suggests a student completing one college course while enrolled in high school is more likely to complete college than a student who does not. The cost for dual-credit courses cannot be ignored as a possible deterrent for otherwise engaged students. Enter LIFE Foundation. WHAT IS THE LIFE FOUNDATION? Formed in 1997, The Levelland ISD Foundation for Excellence (LIFE) exists to change the future of Levelland High School students. Through dual-credit scholarship, LIFE enhances student experience by reimbursing the cost of dual credit college courses up to 18 hours. The LIFE Foundation has also awarded funds to teachers for creative and innovative academic projects not supported by sc

Featured Grant Story: B-Hive

Community Foundation of West Texas recently awarded a grant to B-Hive Recovery Ministry. The money was requested as the B-Hive was moving and establishing two homes – one for men and one for women in Lubbock. The desire was to prepay rent for several months while supplying the needs for the home such as dining tables, beds, and dressers. From its inception past its second birthday, B-Hive has been solely financed by those living and ministering there. The co-founders each worked full-time jobs to make sure bills were paid, lights stayed on and water kept running. As need for their services grew, a move from one location on the outskirts of Lubbock to two homes inside the city limits was nece

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