Langley for Families announced $267,000 in grant awards after their third-quarter grant cycle, bringing their 2019 total giving to $914,040. Across the region, 34 nonprofit agencies have received a grant award.
Recently, Downtown Hampton Child Development Center (DHCDC) was a recipient of a grant in the amount of $10,000 for their STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and mathematics) initiatives. DHCDC is a private nonprofit childcare center serving nearly 200 children annually from ages 6 weeks to 5 years, from all backgrounds, incomes and abilities. DHCDC uses a sliding-scale tuition rate where families pay based on income and need, making important services such as childcare accessible to more families. Eighty-one percent of DHCDC families live at or close to the Federal poverty guidelines.
The funds from Langley for Families will be used to purchase interactive classroom supplies and pay for subject-matter specialists to help DHCDC students and teachers. The goal is to prepare the students for success in school and life beyond, allowing them to grow into strong, productive citizens and continue to drive the region forward.