OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
We have learned alongside our Community Partners as they have faced challenges, overcome barriers, and achieved extraordinary successes. Find out more about each project and the outcomes below.
The Dream Come True Foundation
The Dream Achiever Program
The Dream Come True Foundation partners with individuals and their families to move them out of poverty to sustainable independence through education, mentoring, workforce development, financial assistance, and access to community partnerships.
The Impact Austin grant will allow The Dream Come True Foundation to increase by 40% the number of Dream Achiever families served in Austin and surrounding communities. Our grant also increases economic support to these families moving out of poverty. Finally, the grant will facilitate expanded services and partners for youth mentoring, tutoring, mental health resources, after school programs, and school readiness programs. The overarching goal is that the second generation will be successful and will not fall back into poverty.
Their program goal was to serve 105 individuals in 35 families. They actually impacted 20 families and 75 individuals. Of those 20 family leaders, 10 graduated with degrees from Austin Community College. They were hired into jobs with family-sustaining incomes close to $60,000 per year. According to The Dream Come True Foundation, lifting 10 families out of poverty would save $3 million in public assistance funding over three years.