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Foundation for Second Chances Receives a RIF Grant from Macy’s
After experiencing financial hardships, Foundation for Second Chances has become the recipient of a Reading Is Fundamental grant and will be able to supply more than 500 of South Los Angeles inner-city youth with literacy material.
Foundation for Second Chances’ Reading Wheels program aims to prepare and motivate children to read by delivering programming, free books, activities and literacy resources to the children and families of South Los Angeles. With recent federal budget cuts FFSC was unsure of how it was going to supply the youth in its Reading Wheels program with books but this grant will allow FFSC to fulfill its duty.
“The RIF grant came when FFSC faced a serious funding challenge. We recognize the severe impact the loss of the federal grant is having on FFSC programs juggling tighter budgets,” said Melissa Wyatt, Foundation for Second Chances Executive Director. “FFSC is thankful to RIF and Macy’s for stepping up to support our Reading Wheels program and working to improve literacy in local communities.”
FFSC’s mission is to use hands-on education, mentoring, health awareness and community service to maximize the potential of youth. FFSC strives to empower youth to achieve and sustain academic and personal success, by developing positive life habits and breaking through limiting societal stigmas.
About Foundation for Second Chances
Foundation for Second Chances is a community-based organization founded in 2004. Over the past eight years, FFSC has grown to become a sound community based organization in South Los Angeles. FFSC uses hands-on education, mentoring, health awareness and community service to maximize the potential of youth. It serves over 1,500 youth a year and more than 150 daily. Through core programs and major events, FFSC also work with over three hundred 300 volunteers, business leaders, youth and community and government leaders annually. (http://www.ffscinc.org)
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Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) delivers free books and literacy resources to children and families in underserved communities in the United States. By giving children the opportunity to own a book, RIF inspires them to become lifelong readers and achieve their full potential. As the nation's largest children's literacy nonprofit, RIF has placed 400 million books in the hands of more than 35 million children since it was established in 1966. Learn more and help RIF provide books to kids who need them most, visit RIF.org.