Grant Recipients for 2010-2011:
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: $1,000 Grant. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, is a private, (501)(c)(3) nonprofit organization which was created in 1984. The mission of the organization is to serve as the nation’s resource on the issues of missing and sexually exploited children. The organization provides information and resources to law enforcement, parents, and children, including child victims as well as other professionals.
- Theatre Action Project: $2,000 Grant. The Theatre Action Project is a team of professionally trained artists and educators that work in partnership with schools and communities to lead unique and engaging arts programs which allow young people to learn critical life skills, gain tools for creative expression and have experiences that build self-esteem and confidence.
- Center for Child Protection: $2,000 Grant. The Center for Child Protection, a nationally accredited children’s advocacy center, is the first stop for children in Travis County who are suspected victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect and for children who have witnessed a violent crime. The Center is a child-friendly, specially-equipped facility where children go for recorded forensic interviews, medical exams, counseling and intervention during the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases. It is the only nonprofit in Travis County involved in the investigation of crimes against children. All services are provided to children and their protective caregivers at no charge and most are available in English and Spanish.
- SafePlace: $2,000 Grant. SafePlace exists to end sexual and domestic violence through safety, healing, prevention and social change. Helps victims in their Healing so they can move beyond being defined by the crimes committed against them, and become Survivors. Promotes safe and healthy relationships for the Prevention of sexual and domestic violence. Works with others to create Change in attitudes, behaviors and policies that perpetuate the acceptance of, and impact our understanding and responses to, sexual and domestic violence.
- Communities in Schools of Central Texas (Pebble Project): $2,000 Grant. Communities In Schools is a dropout prevention program. Through campus-based programs and special projects, Communities In Schools creates a network of volunteers, social services, businesses, and community resources that work together to break down barriers and help students succeed. And the formula works: last year, 99% of the students referred to Communities In Schools stayed in school.