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PACE Center for Girls Awarded Investment from a National Foundation and the Social Innovation Fund
PACE Center for Girls was selected in a national competition to identify programs with the potential to help more of America’s at risk youth reach productive adulthood
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To fully implement its growth and evaluation plans, and satisfy federal matching requirements, PACE needs to raise an additional $2.5 million in new funding.
The statewide PACE Center for Girls organization was chosen for this award in an open, national competition that drew 191 applications from leading nonprofits across the country. EMCF relied on a rigorous, in-depth due diligence process to identify promising programs with the potential to transform the life prospects of greater numbers of economically disadvantaged youth, ages 9-24.
How this Award will Benefit Florida’
The EMCF SIF investment, coupled with the resources PACE seeks to raise to meet its matching requirements, will result in Florida becoming a national model for “what works”
The investment and match will support expansion of PACE’s services to reach more girls in Florida and a rigorous study of the PACE model’
About the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation seeks to transform the life trajectories of vulnerable and economically disadvantaged youth. The Foundation makes large, long-term investments, frequently partnering with other funders, and promotes effective public and private support of nonprofits with a potential for growth and compelling evidence that they can help more young people become successful, productive adults. For more information on EMCF, visit www.emcf.org
About the Social Innovation Fund
The Social Innovation Fund, an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), focuses on overcoming challenges confronting low-income Americans in three areas of priority need: economic opportunity, health and youth development. The SIF, established by Congress in 2010 through the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, uses private intermediaries like EMCF to be a catalyst for social impact and apply public and private resources to find and grow community-based nonprofits with evidence of strong results. The CNCS engages more than five million Americans in service each year. For more information on the Social Innovation Fund, visit http://cncs.gov/