Focus Area: Early Childhood
Grant Amount: $10,000
Located in Minneapolis. We IMPACT! is a nonprofit organization affiliated with Impact Living Christian Center. We IMPACT! works to erase generational poverty through education; empower individuals through financial literacy, entrepreneurism, and economic dignity; encourage healthy lifestyles; and eliminate recidivism.
Grant supports the establishment of Morning Glory Montessori in the Impact Living Christian Center Church in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis. The program will prioritize young African American boys, who face major challenges of discrimination in both early childhood programs and later in the K-12 system. It will serve 35 children with an Afro-centric curriculum that is grounded in Christian liberation theology. Morning Glory is also holding forums for the broader community called “Blacks, Believers, and the Montessori Way.” Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the school will delay its opening until spring 2021; in the meantime, they are working on curriculum and student recruitment.