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Genesis and Light Center | Government Grant Application

Genesis and Light Center | Application Preview

  • General Information

    Business Registration Number: Genesis and Light Center

    Location: Jackson, MS, United States

    Length of Operation: 26

    Number of Employees:

    Annual Gross Income:

    Annual Gross Expense:

    Open to Loans: NO

  • Funding Usage

    Assist us in business expenses including payroll, taxes, program supplies, office supplies, transportation, insurance, facility maintenance, equipment, utilities, and food for participants.

  • Business Plan

    We work to increase our funding from other grant sources listed below. We will also expand our program participation to receive more monetary support from program tuition, facility rentals, and ticket sales from various fundraisers to build long-term sustainability for our organization. G&L strengthens the community because generating partnerships and funding supports projects for disadvantaged youth and families. In order to continue building the capacity of our organization and strengthening our communities, Genesis and Light is actively seeking support from funding sources including submitting grant proposals to the Greater Jackson Arts Council, City of Jackson, CDBG, Wells Fest, MS Arts Commission, United Way, W K Kellogg Foundation, Nissan Foundation, Shell Foundation, Gertrude Ford Foundation, State Farm Foundation, Kroger Foundation, Office Depot Foundation, Walmart Foundation, Target Foundation, and Sanderson Farms Foundation to name a few. Genesis and Light Center (G&L) provides educational assistance to economically disadvantaged students in grades K-12, by providing opportunities for academic enrichment, including tutorial services for students attending low-performing schools. Highly qualified staff and community instructors help students meet State and local achievement/content standards in core academic subjects, such as reading, language arts, and mathematics. Ninety-five percent of students served at Genesis and Light Center come from low-income households. In FY2020, Genesis and Light (G&L) will collaborate with other youth centers including YMCA, YWCA, Boys and Girl Scouts of America, Neighborhood Christian Center, Bethlehem Center, Salvation Army, and other youth centers and church youth groups in recruitment youth, disseminating information, and sharing data and other resources. G&L is collaborating with public and charter schools not only in boosting academic performance but also in bringing arts activities to students. Our arts activities helped students develop a richer, more complete understanding of art and culture in America. Genesis and Light has helped to strengthen the local community by hosting different events at our center, giving access to 55 citizens lacking a computer, printer or fax; G&L organized seminars and workshops to 100 individuals; G&L offered youth services including an after-school program, a Spring break camp and summer camp program with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) focus to 100 disadvantaged at-risk youth; G&L helped 10 individuals find indirect employment while offering volunteer opportunities to 150 community members.

  • Self Identified Competition

    In the community service area our three top competitors are illiteracy, poverty, and crime. And when a time when so many Boys and Girls club, YMCA, and other social services agency has closed down, Genesis and Light remains a stable in our community. Genesis and Light Center is a community based family focused community center. We will continue to enhance, expand, and develop services while creating new and innovative programs assisting under achieving low-income youth and their families. Genesis and Light has provided supplemental educational services and academic enrichment activities to students in the Jackson metro area attending low-performing schools, including tutoring, mentoring, counseling, educational assistance, arts and crafts, and extracurricular activities for over 25 years. Qualified staff members assist students in meeting state and local achievement/content standards in core academic subjects, such as reading, language arts, and mathematics. These services not only focus on the individual child but also provides access to technology to those who do not have a computer, printer or fax, and offers workshops and training sessions to improve the well-being of economically disadvantaged families, senior citizens, veterans and military family members.

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