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Why support City Scholars Foundation®?

Every contribution to City Scholars Foundation® supports not just one organization, but also helps strengthen and support the important work of our City Scholars AfterSchool Network® (CSAN) partner agencies and ultimately helps thousands of inner-city youth become inner-"City Scholars®."

We do our best to make sure than at least 80% of all contributions received is allocated directly to support the outreach of our AfterSchool Leadership Academy and the continued development of CSAN.

You'll also join a growing team of Fortune 500 companies and leading philanthropic institutions who share our vision and support our work.  Click here to meet our Corporate & Foundation Partners.

How can your organization support

City Scholars Foundation®?

Our Corporate & Foundation Partners share support in several ways, including:

  • Financial Contributions . . . Grants, Sponsorships, Employee Matching Gifts
  • Gifts-In-Kind Donations . . . Training Facilities, Food/Catering, Office Supplies, Office Furniture, Product Donations, Cultural & Sporting Event Tickets, Curriculum Resources
  • Employee Giving . . . Special events like our "Wear Your Jeans to Work Day" campaign that encourages employees to contribute $5 for the opportunity to wear jeans to work and help thousands of inner-city youth.
  • Employee Volunteers . . . Board or Advisory Council Members, Academy Session Leaders, Presenters & Panelists, Youth Hero Awards Committee, Event Volunteers

How do we say "THANK YOU"?

All of our partners receive name and/or corporate logo recognition on our training and promotional tools. We also celebrate their generosity through special "Hot Off the Press!" email alerts distributed to over 1,000 supporters, educators, corporate representatives and community leaders.

Contributions of $5,000 or more are also recognized on our official letterhead and on our website. Additionally, contributions of $10,000 or more are recognized on our website homepage.

We also invite at least two representatives from each company or foundation to join us for our two annual community events, including:

(1) School's Out! - Pathways to the Future: an inspirational event saluting each year's Youth Hero Award nominees and introducing them, their parents, CSAN staff, our Leadership TEAM and our Partners to outstanding role models in the three core curriculum areas we promote - Literacy & the Arts, Health & Wellness and Math, Science & Technology;and,

(2) Holidays & Heroes: Our festive year-end celebration kicking off the holiday season and honoring each year's Youth Heroes.

For more information about partnership opportunities for your company or foundation, please contact us at 213.627.1792 or info@cityscholars.org.