Without people like you, we couldn’t provide affordable housing and services for more than 12,000 people across Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Thanks for believing in potential. For supporting our mission. And for taking action.
With so many folks in our community facing poverty, it can feel like an impossible challenge to overcome. Yet we believe when everyone participates in finding better tomorrows, we will create lasting change. When communities come together, we all win. Thank you for considering CommonBond in your philanthropic portfolio.
Early education is important, ensuring kids have a good foundation for bright futures. Compared to 39% for local school districts, 65% of our CommonBond Study Buddies participants read at grade level.
We’re proud of the students that live in our communities. And when we see 100% (compared to 60% for local school districts) of high school seniors who participated in our teen programs graduate, it makes our hearts full.
Through our Advantage Services job placement programming, 242 adults in 2016 moved from unemployment into new jobs.
And many others are increasing their monthly incomes when they work with an employment coach, seeing a boost to their monthly incomes of, on average, $1000. Wow.
Prevention is important. We create pro-active, welcoming relationships with our residents. And last year, 371 evictions were prevented, helping families maintain stability and kids attend school. That’s 371 households that have one less thing to worry about tonight.