We believe all youth – particularly underserved youth – deserve access to high-quality and enriching social-emotional and academic learning opportunities. Participating in these opportunities, whether in school or out of school, opens young people’s eyes to new possibilities, helps them build positive supportive relationships with caring adults and their peers, and increases the likelihood that they will stay in school. By supporting the skill development that youth need to persist through high school and graduate, we help put them on a path to live fulfilling lives and become positive contributors to society.
For further context on our middle school youth success focus please read the Crescent Porter Hale Foundation’s commissioned Landscape Analysis by Threlfall Consulting.
The foundation supports programs that provide essential food and shelter services to vulnerable populations in our community, especially families and the elderly.
We believe that Catholic education (K-8) offers one of the best opportunities for underserved children to receive a quality education and be immersed in a community that provides both the social-emotional and academic supports needed to put them on a pathway to graduate from high school. Studies have shown that youth who finish middle school in good standing have a much higher rate of high school graduation.
For information on applying for support, please view our grantmaking guidelines.