The West Broad Street YMCA recieved $10,000 grant from Mary Allen Lindsey Branan Foundation for scholarship assistance to low-wage earning families.
The scholarship is to assist low-wage earning families for children in early learning and after school programs.
"These funds will help families keep their children in a quality learning enviroment while they are working, in school, or looking for work," explained Peter Doliber, Executive Director. "This will help families continue to move to self sufficiency."
The West Broad Street YMCA launched an innovative program several years ago targeting to assist working families and families seeking work. For many it is near impossible to find work without some support for taking care of preschool aged children. The same is true for once work is found. The Y, through grants and donations, started a partial scholarship assistance program.
Families apply and assisstance is provided based on immediate need. A weekly rate is determined and is reviewed each week until the parent is financially stable. The end goal is to help families attain independence and self sufficiency.