Fort Lauderdale- The Salah Foundation just awarded a significant grant to Jack & Jill Children’s Center, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing early childhood education services and family intervention and support to low-income, working families in Broward County helping them to break their cycle of poverty.
This gift to the center will help to provide the needed funding for their Family Strengthening Program. Through the Family Strengthening Program, parents receive family support and preventative services including parent education, financial literacy, case management, and counseling and support. These programs help to enhance the ability of parents and caregivers to foster their child’s healthy growth and development and reduce the risk of abuse, neglect, and long term poverty. Additionally, their children received quality, affordable early childhood education.
The primary goal of the Family Strengthening Program is to empower and stabilize fragile families by providing a “hand up” and not a hand out by promoting financial stability and self sufficiency. “Being at Jack & Jill has given me hope that each day is a new day for a new beginning,” said Shakara McKay, a parent at Jack & Jill since 2002.
“This program has the potential to effect real change in our community, and the Salah Foundation is grateful for the opportunity to invest in such a comprehensive program for families,” said Salah Foundation Board Member George Taylor, Esq.
Jack & Jill Board Chairman, Britt Sikes, CEO of US Imaging Solutions a DEX imaging company, expressed his gratitude as well. “Jack & Jill is dependent upon the generosity of its donors to provide the necessary dollars for its programs and services. I am grateful to have The Salah Foundation as a partner and thankful for their philanthropic support.”