CDI Receives Grant: Supporting Education

Collegiate Directions, Inc. is proud to announce that we have received a grant from the Fund for Children, Youth, and Families, part of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region.

One of 46 Nonprofits

CDI is honored to be one of just 46 nonprofits to receive a grant from the Fund for Children, Youth, and Families. These grants offer support in the areas of stable homes and families, foster care and adoption, and academic and career success. The Fund received over 270 proposals for the grants, totaling around $13 million in funding requests. CDI will receive $50,000 in support of our work guiding students on the path to college graduation.

Facing Big Challenges

“Our region is facing a number of big challenges in education, homelessness, and foster care,” said Bruce McNamer, President and CEO of the Community Foundation. “Too many of our young people – and their families – don’t have the supports they need to succeed. This fund is providing vital investments to organizations working to change that.”

We are delighted to be chosen as one of the grant recipients helping to fulfill the Community Foundation’s mission of ensuring equity, access, and opportunity for everyone in the Washington metropolitan area.

Education Changes Lives

For the past eleven years, CDI has guided low-income, first-generation students to and through college. We know that a college education improves not only the lives of our students, but also the lives of their families and communities.  And we cannot do this work without the support of our generous donors – both foundations and individuals.

We hope you’ll also consider supporting low-income, first-generation students on their path to college and make a donation today.

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