Social Giving Club Grants
St. Martin’s HopeWorks
This organization is one of the largest homeless service providers in the state. This fall, St. Martin’s launched HopeFound, a pilot program aimed specifically at housing families with children. HopeFound’s primary goal is to rapidly re-house families with children, paying rent for up to six months and providing intensive case management to help them pay their own rent, within six months. Similar programs across the country consistently demonstrate an 85-90% success rate. St. Martin’s has partnered with the State of New Mexico’s Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and will place an emphasis on job development and assistance with an array of employment services for families participating in HopeFound. With the support of the Social Giving Club and other partners, HopeFound will be able to serve 50 families in its first year.
Future Focused Education: Future Focused Internship Program
Future Focused Education is working with local employers who are concerned about workforce needs and want to be a part of the solution to eliminate this tradeoff. Through the Future Focused Internship Program, forward-thinking employers can contribute to providing underserved and underrepresented students with authentic learning experiences that develop the skills and character necessary for these students to overcome barriers and become successful leaders in their communities and in their future professions. The program provides a bridge for students from the Leadership Schools Network to life after high school that puts them on a path toward higher education and living-wage employment.
TenderLove Community Center
TenderLove Community Center’s Sew4Real business cooperative, which provides a springboard for women to break their cycles of poverty and homelessness. Participating women learn sewing skills, business practices and gain access to mentors, peer engagement and financial resources to become more self-sufficient
Saranam is an innovative program that takes a unique two-generational approach to guiding families out of homelessness and poverty and realize their potential of more positive futures.