LGC to Award Grant to Three Outstanding Latino Led, Serving Organizations

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - BusinessThe report ‘The State of Latino Chicago: This is Home Now’ highlighted that only 53 percent of all Latino students graduated high school in four years after entering ninth grade. In an effort to increase the graduation rate for Latinos, the LGC will provide grants to organizations that help students stay in school.

Organizations requesting support from LGC must meet the following criteria:

  • be Latino led and Latino serving which we define as:
    Having (1) an executive director, or majority (51 percent) of the board members, or senior staff who is/are Latino, and (2) a majority (51 percent) of the population served by the organization who is Latino.
  • be an established 501(c)3 organization or partner with a fiscal agent that has a 501(c)3 letter of determination from the IRS;
  • focus on education. Specifically, LGC is seeking to support innovative, hands-on programs that encourage high school students to stay in school and graduate. The program must have been in operation for a minimum of one year.

Proposal packets are due via electronic application by July 13th, 2012. Site visits for selected applicants would occur mid July to mid August. If you have any questions, please contact Janice Atkins Washington, Coordinator of Donor Services at The Chicago Community Trust, 312.616.8000 ext. 150 or janicea@cct.org.

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