Take Stock in Children Selected for Extraordinary Charities' Directory of Giving
Extraordinary Charities selected 51 nonprofits in Palm Beach County for a Directory of Giving for the local philanthropic community and is now available and being circulated. The goal is to "to raise awareness of unrecognized but deserving charities in Palm Beach County, and open the door to new opportunities in local philanthropy." The publication is available across the county free of charge. We are excited to have been selected and are looking forward the Directory's success!
For more information on Extraordinary Charities and the Directory of Giving, please visit www.ExtraordinaryCharities.org
"Mentors, Scholarships and Hope"
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Take Stock in Children Recognized as Flagship Mentoring ProgramThe Office of Public Policy and Government Affairs (OPPAGA) supports Florida Legislature by providing data, evaluative research, and objective analysis that assists legislative budget and policy deliberations. The 2010 General Appropriations Act directed OPPAGA to examine the effectiveness of all mentoring programs currently funded by the state. The study was commissioned with the express purpose ofassisting legislators in determining how to best allocate annual categorical funding to those state mentoring programs that demonstrated the most significant performance metrics, outcomes and academic success.
In the published report (March 2011, No. 11-11), Take Stock in Children was recognized as a flagship mentoring program and outperformed its peers in every category.
Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Speaks About Take Stock in Children on the Floor of the House of Representatives
Maria Sastre, Take Stock in Children President and CEO traveled to Washington to advocate for Federal resources, on behalf of Take Stock in Children, with Congressional Members, Senator Bill Nelson's staff, the Department of Justice, and the Education Department. The focus of the trip was to raise awareness for Take Stock in Children, and display its outstanding results while discussing ongoing needs.
During her visit she met with Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen from Florida, District 18 in Miami. Ileana was instrumental in securing the Florida legislation for the Florida Prepaid Program in the 1990's, and as a former educator has a strong affinity to issues regarding education. After providing her with a thorough update on Take Stock in Children and its efforts throughout the state of Florida, she was impressed, so much so, that last week she spoke about Take Stock in Children on the House floor.