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Impact Alamance invests $150,000 in community projects

Impact Alamance is pleased to announce a total of $150,000 of funding to improve the health of Alamance County. Eight non-profit community agencies in Alamance County were awarded funds designed to enhance community programs outside of Impact Alamance’s strategic priority funding areas.

The investments focus on agencies’ long-term supply and equipment needs and are the result of the foundation’s second competitive funding cycle. The funding is designed to further the foundation’s mission to strategically invest in Alamance County’s hope, health and prosperity. “Our goal during this grant cycle was to fund projects that allow agencies to better address social, emotional, cognitive or physical health in our community. We are delighted to partner with these agencies to enhance the valuable services they provide,” says Tracey Grayzer, President of Impact Alamance.

The following investments were approved by the Impact Alamance board of directors on September 14, 2015.

Alamance Burlington School System – $50,000
Hands-on STEM Learning in the K-2 Classroom
Funds will be used to purchase 9-week STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) kits for all K-2 classrooms in the district. The project will serve 180 teachers, 20 academic coaches, and 5,760 K-2 students.

Alamance Community College – $9,000
ABLE Healthy and Active Living
Funding to purchase kitchen equipment for cooking instruction, a Wii Fit, and materials for student created recipe books to improve the healthy living of adult students with intellectual and developmental disabilities enrolled in their ABLE (Adult Basic Literacy Education Program) program. The program will serve 90-120 adults.

Alamance Juvenile Crime Prevention Council – $8,000
Juvenile Video and Curriculum Development
Funds will purchase video equipment to make short educational videos and discussion guides to educate youth and their families about behaviors that can lead to arrest as well as the consequences of having a criminal record. The program will reach approximately 80 percent of middle school students and their families.

 Benevolence Farm – $15,500
Tractor and Implements
Funds for a used tractor that will allow the program for formerly incarcerated women to be sustainable and provide additional produce to the local community. The program will serve 12 residents and food will be donated to over 1,800 families annually.

Centro La Comunidad – $10,000
Family Support Services Technology Enhancement
Funds will replace outdated computers and network equipment to better serve its clients through educational presentations, individual case management, and improved access to technological resources that aid in job search and application. The program will serve 1,300 individuals annually.

Family Abuse Services of Alamance County, Inc. – $35,000
Our Sister’s House Renovation
Funds will be used to renovate the kitchen and purchase a new washer and dryer to better serve its residents during their time of transition out of abusive living situations. The renovated space will serve 100 people annually.

Piedmont Health Services, Inc. -$16,765
Charles Drew Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Renovation Project
Funds will outfit the areas of the clinic with exam tables, fetal NST machine, updated security, and Spanish/English/Braille signage. The equipment will serve 5,800 people annually.

The Exchange Club’s Family Center in Alamance – $5,735
Adolescent Parenting Outcome Incentives Initiative
Funds will be used to purchase baby equipment and personal supplies to give to teen mothers to incentivize compliance with medical and prenatal appointments, school attendance, child medical appointments and immunizations, and graduation of their parenting curriculum program. The program will serve 28 teen mothers and 28 children.