2018 – $21,500

$20,000 large impact grant  awarded to R3 Development funding their internship program for one full year. High school interns will learn construction skills, money management skills and other life skills through the R3 program. This training will help the students to compete for and earn a livable wage, and thereby stem the tide of generational poverty and its most common symptom, hunger.

$1500 to Christian Activity Center for runner up, discretionary grant. The CAC prepares the youth in East St. Louis academically, emotionally, spiritually and physically to make healthy life choices.