We’re united in our mission.
Over the past 50 years, we have been committed to working alongside our neighbors to build a thriving and more just community. A community in which all people have the tools to achieve their goals, access education, pursue leadership opportunities, and live and work in vibrant spaces.
We are excited to continue our mission as a united organization, bringing the programs of Education Matters into our work at Community Matters. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing stories of impact from each of the four core pillars of our combined work—Family Sustainability, Education Pathways, Resident Leadership, and Thriving Community.
We hope you will read these stories that highlight our impact! Your support helps us invest in our community as we work together to build a stronger and more equitable future.
Investing in Families
We’re building a community where all families can achieve their goals.
Angie was familiar with the Opportunity Hub but hesitant to engage with the program. Her goals for herself and her family often felt so daunting that she didn’t quite know where to start.
Recently, she took a chance. She reached out to partner with our staff, and together, they made a plan so that Angie could get a more sustaining job and her family could stay in their apartment.
Angie partnered with our Community Social Workers to get some extra food through our onsite choice food pantry, access a rent assistance program, get social security cards and birth certificates for herself and her family members, and to enroll in GED tutoring. Angie currently works in the food industry and is looking forward to being eligible for promotions once she has earned her GED.
By breaking her goals down into steps, Angie found a long-term partner in the Opportunity Hub and is already making enormous progress on the goals she has set for herself and her family.
Your support will help us invest in families like Angie’s.
The Family Sustainability pillar includes the Opportunity Hub program and Community Market choice food pantry.
Our Community Social Workers will partner with an anticipated 600 families this year to tackle barriers, build family assets, and create new opportunities.