PRESS RELEASE: June 16, 2021
Smith Reynolds Foundation Announces Community Progress Fund Grant Awards
Trustees award grants totaling $1.3 million to 32 organizations across the state.
Winston-Salem, NC (June 17, 2021) – The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR) is pleased to announce that in May 2021, Trustees awarded Community Progress Fund grants totaling $1.3 million to 32 organizations across North Carolina.
Families First in Cabarrus County awarded two-year grant
to grow its ParentChild+ program addressing gaps in services for 2-3-year-olds working with caregiver/child together in the home. ZSR funding will support the program's growth into several new communities in Cabarrus County, with an overall goal of reaching 50 families.
"This model allows our Early Learning Specialists to work with the whole family for two years weekly (family forever!), says Aurora Swain, Director of Operations.
What's more, families preempt achievement gaps, break poverty cycles, build permanent learning libraries, connect with the community, and children graduate accessing Families First Immersion Preschools, ready.
"'Being in the home' is the heartbeat of Families First," Executive Director Spencer Swain added, "We cannot thank the foundation enough for the weight of impact this will have. The outcomes are generational changes for many families."
LEARN MORE ABOUT ALL GRANTEES
Visit the Foundation’s Community Progress Fund: https://www.zsr.org/community-progress.