A New Focus

A New Focus

08/28


If you haven’t noticed, Children Deserve a Chance has been going through some changes in the last few months. We took some time earlier this year to step back and reevaluate our programs and methods. The foundation strongly believes that in order to become more effective and continue to serve our Scholars to the highest degree we have to be willing to question everything. From our programing to the recruiting process and marketing—nothing was safe from critique. Along the way, several vital points came into focus. 

One of the first focus points was to re-affirm the need for our program in the community. After analyzing the applicable data and meeting with members of the community, we realized that the need for our program is greater than ever before. Children Deserve a Chance has a focus that is unique to Lancaster. CDFC challenges students to get into outstanding colleges and become successful leaders who will positively impact the community now and in the future. It values the students who have the drive and motivation to become more. We are making great strides in effecting real change, but there is still work to be done.

Along the way, we have been dreaming in big ways. Two of the questions we examined were, “How can Lancaster as a whole become more?” and “What is Children Deserve a Chance’s role in this growth?” CDCF’s college access program is helping students become great leaders every day.Currently, our  college access program works with students starting in the 6th grade. However, we know that if we were able to support students at earlier ages it would open up even more opportunities for success. Our dream is that one day Children Deserve a Chance will have a role in a child’s life from the youngest stages of preschool and kindergarten up through college and beyond. 

With that in mind, we’ve decided to create some distance between Children Deserve a Chance and our newly named college preparatory program, Attollo. This will allow Children Deserve a Chance to still play an essential part in Attollo’s success but also allow for the growth of new programs under CDCF. Children Deserve a Chance and our Attollo program have never been stronger, and it’s exciting to see the future of the foundation slowly come into focus. Lancaster needs organizations and individuals that care about changing our community for the better. Join us in being the catalyst for change in this community. 
 

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Adam Serrano

Adam Serrano

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