Mid-Year Update on IMPACT Harrisonburg
IMPACT Harrisonburg continues to see growing involvement and interest from the Harrisonburg and Rockingham community.
In December 2015, the group held a well-attended event with TCF donors as speakers. The event was titled “Inside The Philanthropist Mind”. The intent of the evening was to hear from some of our community’s philanthropists to learn why they give and to hear what their 20s, 30s, and 40s, were like.
We thought you might be interested in hearing the “impact” made on 2015 recipient On The Road Collaborative.
The impact of IMPACT Harrisonburg’s first grant award continues to reverberate throughout the hallways of Skyline Middle School during On the Road Collaborative’s inaugural program year. You will find 90 middle school youth actively engaged in their 10-week hands-on Career Enrichment Projects, learning a wide range of careers from their volunteer professionals (known as Community Teachers), in everything from coding to broadcasting to arts.
After a tremendously successful Learning Showcase season in December, which included a Mock Trial in the downtown Harrisonburg Circuit Courthouse, original photography exhibit at Spitzer Art Center, Iron Chef cooking challenge, and a variety of youth ‘teach-back’ presentations at our main event at Skyline Middle School, we are already underway with the new semester and a new line-up of Career Enrichment Projects, including architecture, fashion, theatre, personal finance, leadership and fitness, just to name a few.
Not only has IMPACT enabled us to successfully launch our middle school program this year and make a tremendous difference in the lives of local youth, but you have helped lay the foundation for us to expand our services next year to more kids and more days at Skyline Middle!
IMPACT has great momentum and wants to grow the support of people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s to make an “impact” on Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.
Here’s the web link to signup.
Here’s the address where you can send a check.
The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg/Rockingham County
P.O. Box 1068
Harrisonburg, VA 22803