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 preschool in the Impact Living Christian Center Church. 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 Afrocentric curriculum grounded in Christian liberation theology. The school is anticipated to open in fall of 2022. In the meantime, they are working on curriculum and community outreach, part of which includes forums for the broader community called “Blacks, Believers and the Montessori Way.”