Kids Progress Inc.

KPI received the following grants and has leveraged in-kind funding to offset programmatic costs. * Children’s Institute, Inc. -$300,000 over three years for Project Fatherhood, a men’s support group on parenting ($100,000 for 2013) * The Anti-Recitivism Coalition (ARC) provided a $30,000 sponsorship of the Canyon Creek Camp for youth and their parents (March 2013) * LA Men’s Center will sponsor 15 fathers and youth for a Fathers & Sons mentoring Retreat in April 2013 * Inner City Arts provided a $25,000 grant to fund a Performing Arts program at Jordan Downs public housing community (Spring 2013) * Forgiving for Living, Inc. provided a $10,000 grant for a Self-Esteem building program at Jordan Downs (Spring 2013) * $500.00- Jill and Steve Edwards (General KPI Donation) Total: $172,400 (2013) plus $500,000 in leveraged funding for the SHIELDS For families, Inc. Contract * A comprehensive education initiative was launched in 2012 to provide resources/programs for youth residing in public housing communities.


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  • 2013 Grants Challenge

    Building Future Leaders through STEM Education

    Kids Progress Inc. (KPI), the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles' (HACLA) non-profit, recognizes the urgent need to guide our youth, under age 18, who represent over 41 percent of our 14 public housing communities, toward obtaining the education and skills to achieve economic independence by adulthood. We hope to provide a pathway to a self-sufficient life to select 45 youth to help them become the nation’s next generation of engineers, scientists, and technologists as they enter careers that offer opportunities for upward social and economic mobility. Great Minds in STEM™ (GMiS) understands that investing in education and the workforce of tomorrow is a top priority for the nation. GMiS’ education programs provide underserved and underrepresented pre-college students an avenue for college and career awareness in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). It is in this spirit that KPI and GMiS are joining forces in a 2013 pilot Estrada Courts STEM Summer Program that targets students in 4th - 12th grade, living in the Estrada Courts public housing community, in Los Angeles. This program will stimulate interest and achievement in math, science, engineering, technology, and computer science, and provide the awareness for students to opt-into pursuing STEM college and career pathways.