THANKS TO THE HAROLD AND ARLENE SCHNITZER CARE FOUNDATION, GIRLS LEARN THE POWER OF GIVING BACK
In this year-long, student-directed program, CommuniCare groups act as “mini-foundations.” Girls begin the year by selecting a community issue or service area that they feel passionate about and are challenged to raise $1,500 during the fall and winter months. Each dollar they raise is matched 10:1 by The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation, up to a maximum gift of $15,000.
Girls spend the rest of the school year completing the grant-making process:
DEFining a mission and cause
researching Oregon nonprofits whose work aligns with their mission
evaluating grant proposals
meeting with representatives from EACH organization
Making the tough decision of which organizations to fund
Girls Inc. leads two CommuniCARE groups — one for middle school girls and one for high school girls. Girls learn to engage in community service that is both rewarding and educational, and learn how to be leaders in their communities.
For more information on CommuniCARE, please email Carolyn Manke at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 2018-2019 CommuniCare Girls Groups at DaVinci School of the Arts and David Douglas High School awarded $26,660.15 to eight local non-profits that support youth mental health and provide resources for sexual assault survivors.
We’re honored to support the IMPACTFUL work of:
Mt. Scott Learning Center
Friends of the Children
Rose Community Development
Basic Rights Oregon
New Avenues for Youth
Clackamas Women’s Services