Reading Recreation Commission, $10,000: To fund the Girls Leadership Program, which teaches young women in urban environments to be leaders and gives them the tools to be healthy, successful members of society.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, $10,000: To support its Funded Initiatives Program, an innovative, out-of-school-time leadership development effort that engages 1,400 girls between the ages of 5 and 17 in underserved areas of Berks County.
YMCA of Reading & Berks County, $5,000: To fund the Y-Haven child care and transportation program, which enables women in YMCA transitional living, who would otherwise be homeless, to quickly research and accept jobs and educational opportunities by covering child care and transportation costs.
Community Prevention Partnership of Berks County, $4,480: To support the Nurse Family Partnership program, which provides home visitation to first time, low-income mothers beginning in pregnancy and continuing until the child’s second birthday.
Clare of Assisi House, $3,562: To support transitional residential services and life-skills training for non-violent women who are coming out of prison and need a safe living environment while they become self-sufficient.
Girls on the Run of Berks County, $2,570: For scholarships to Reading School District elementary and middle school girls from low-income households so they can participate in this youth development program.
Children’s Home of Reading, $1,388: For a program that helps females in the Berks County jail system prepare for successful lives outside of prison and make better life choices.