In 2018 the Cory Redding Foundation was able to award three deserving area youth organizations. This years recipients are Literacy First, Foster Village, and Youth Outreach (Houston). We will like to give a big thank you to all of our 2018 sponsors whose generous gifts make all of our efforts possible.
YOUTH OUTREACH HOUSTON
Youth-Reach Houston is a full-service, Christ-focused residential program in northeast Houston designed to remold the values and turn around the lives of at-risk, troubled and delinquent boys ages 12 to 17. The program was founded in 1984 by current Executive Director Curt Williams, who describes Youth-Reach as “a hospital for today’s damaged and discarded youth.” Set in a structure of a balanced family and home life, Youth-Reach Houston concentrates on developing character, responsibility and a strong work ethic. Learn more here.
The mission of Foster Village is to come alongside children and families in the Austin area child welfare system and show them that they are not alone. Founded in 2016, Foster Village is led by experienced foster parents, child welfare advocates, and a board made up of passionate and diverse community professionals. This first-hand experience and understanding allows us to connect directly with foster families in ways that help them feel empowered and part of a larger mission. Learn more here.
Literacy First is a high quality, comprehensive, research based, English and Spanish literacy tutoring program that supports students, families in the Austin community. Founded in 1994 they work towards the mission of providing low-income schools with highly trained AmeriCorps tutors to ensure that children advance to grade level in reading before third grade. Learn more here.
In 2017, The Cory Redding Foundation was thrilled to present each of the following incredible non-profit organizations with a check for $7,500!
Child Inc, founded in 1972, is a nonprofit organization that provides low-income families with comprehensive early childhood education, including mental health services, disabilities services, nutritional services, medical and dental services, social services and parent engagement activities. Child Inc currently employs a diverse workforce of over 230 staff positioned throughout our offices and in over 80 classrooms, serving over 2000 children and families. Learn more here.
Outside the Box
Since 2013, an increased number of students, families and volunteers have discovered academic, social and personal success with Outside the Box Dropout Prevention, a charitable, IRS recognized, 501(c)(3) founded for the purpose of reducing Austin’s dropout rate. Our mission is to expand the number of students from Montopolis graduating high school, pursuing college, equipped for Austin’s high-tech job market. Learn more here.
Breakthrough builds a path through college, beginning in middle school, for students from low-income communities who will become the first in their families to earn a college degree. The program combines individualized, long-term case management with extended learning time for students who statistics say will not enroll in or graduate from college without significant support. Learn more here.