Education and Family Development
- Multiple studies have demonstrated that children with engaged parents, who attend a quality preschool program and those who participate in effective school partnerships perform better in school, are less likely end up on public assistance and/or to turn to crime later in life and are ultimately happier and earn more in their lifetimes.
- The Chance Project employs a multi-pronged approach designed to maximize the power of parent engagement, child development research, family literacy and advocacy skills.
Specific tools include:
Parent and Community Engagement
We level the educational playing field for children by providing parents with the knowledge and tools needed to maximize their influence and the beneficial effect that only they can have on their children.High Quality Child Care PartnershipsCollective impact partnerships with early childhood education organizations to expand universal access to all children and families who desire it. This is truly the only way to improve the America education system. Without it, school districts have to make arbitrary choices between children who have had access to quality education and/or family engagement programs and those who haven’t.K-12 Education Partnerships
Our K-12 Partnership Program provides access and support to quality K-12 experiences regardless of location or family income level.
The greatest gift we can give all children is hope for the future. The Chance Project aims to create and sustain in our youth the desire to realize their full potential.
Specific tools include:
Mentoring and Adventureships
Innovative Networking and Internship Opportunities for young leaders.
After School Alliance
Tutoring and extracurricular activities
Educational Talent Search (Higher Education Preparation and Drop Out Prevention)
Future planning, advising and scholarships
Career Planning and Training
Our housing initiatives seek to create collective impact project by leveraging and increasing collaboration of all available regional housing resources for individuals and families in housing crisis in Southern California.
The Pathways Network is a collective impact project that links and leverages housing resources with for individuals and families currently experiencing or at-risk to becoming homeless. The target populations are households with children under 18 years-old, transition aged youth, seniors and adults with disabilities.
This program is partnership between landlords/property managers, government and non-profit organizations to end regional homelessness as we know it in Southern California.
Community Engagement and Development
Community Action NetworkThis program works in collaboration with Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds. We also seek to build better citizens and leaders by promoting proactive civic engagement (Advocacy, Emergency Preparedness, First Aid, CPR, Voter Registration).
Global Micro-Lending Through Kiva
Kiva is an international nonprofit with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. We celebrate and support people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.
By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, anyone can help a borrower start or grow a business, go to school, access clean energy or realize their potential. For some, it’s a matter of survival, for others it’s the fuel for a life-long ambition.
100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes to funding loans.
The Chance Project has funding over 25 loans to people in need all over the world including Africa, Asia, Central and South America.