School Needs for 180 U.S. Inner City Children.



CI will provide 180 inner city children with a mentor-based shopping trip. Each child receives school supplies, two school outfits, and shoes for a successful year of learning and positive change.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Inner city school children are one of the most at-risk student groups in our school system. They are left vulnerable to negative influences and are at risk of falling behind in school. They lack the mentors, supplies, clothing, and self-esteem necessary to be active learners, capable of overcoming adversity to achieve personal success.

How will this project solve this problem?

This project pairs 180 vulnerable students with mentors who will help them shop for and purchase two new school outfits and shoes. Each child also leaves with a backpack filled with school supplies.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will provide 180 students with the self-esteem needed to become active learners and participants in their schools and communities. These students will feel empowered about school, hunger for learning, and begin to strive for success.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $11,250

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $11,250 .  The original project funding goal was $33,300.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Kelsi Ramdeo

Director Program Development
Richmond, Virginia United States

Where is this project located?

Map of School Needs for 180 U.S. Inner City Children.
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