Partner for Education Fund Sponsorship
October 29, 2019 6:30pm-9:30pm
Your support for our new Partner for Education Fund is key to preventing generational homelessness among our families. Join us for a cocktail reception to launch the Fund, and to honor Sourabh Gupta, a multimedia artist working at the intersection of design, architecture, painting and craftsmanship.
If you would like to learn more details about sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Gail Cooper, Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer
Troy graduated from eighth grade!
Watching him graduate, Troy’s mom, Gabriella, couldn’t hold back her tears of joy. Troy was one of the top students in his class, he played for the school basketball team, and he still hung out with the tight knit group of friends he had made in kindergarten.
Just a few years earlier, Troy’s life could have taken a big turn when his family teetered on the edge of losing their home.
Three years ago, Gabriella and her two boys – 10-year-old Troy and 7-year-old Alex – were on the brink of eviction. Gabriella had been laid off from her job and could only find part-time work to make ends meet. If they were evicted, they would have gone to a shelter in Queens, losing their apartment in Brooklyn, their community, and the school the boys had come to know.
Donors to the Partnership covered back rent, kept Troy in his school, and provided his Mom with the support, guidance, and tools she needed to create a budget she could stick to until their financial situation improved.
To end homelessness we must prevent homelessness.
Prevention is the key to stabilizing families and individuals. This means The Partnership steps in with the financial assistance that prevents people from losing their homes in the first place.
It also means preventing children from having to leave their schools, fall behind, and become at risk of poverty and homelessness in the future. It prevents generational homelessness.
Today, Troy is more likely to graduate high school, he’s more likely to secure a full-time job, and he’s less likely to be homeless himself.
To help more children stay in school, The Partnership established the Partner for Education Fund. Support of this fund will help more families stay in their homes, help children stay in the schools they love, and provides access to tutors who can help kids maintain strong grades.