To be integral and indispensable to the communities in which DPR works
In December, the DPR Foundation announced its continued commitment to supporting youth organizations by awarding $590,000 in grants to 12 organizations in cities across the United States. The 2011-12 grant money will be distributed across nine returning grantees and three new organizations featuring youth programs targeting disadvantaged kids from grade school to high school.
The nine returning grantees include: The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta (Atlanta), Maryland Multicultural Youth Center (Riverdale, MD), New Hope for Kids (Orlando, FL), Future for Kids (Phoenix), Peninsula Bridge (Palo Alto, CA), Roberts Family Development Center (Sacramento, CA), StandUp for Kids (San Diego), TurningWheels for Kids (San Jose, CA) and Seven Tepees Youth Program (San Francisco).
The DPR Foundation, established by DPR Construction in 2008, has awarded nearly $1.5 million and countless hours to 17 different organizations over the past four years and is committed to helping disadvantaged children within each of the company’s local communities by building lasting relationships with youth-focused organizations. New DPR Foundation grantee organizations for 2011-12 include:
ICAN: Positive Programs For Chandler’s Youth
Supported by DPR’s Phoenix office, ICAN’s mission is to provide free, comprehensive programs that empower youth to be productive, self-confident, and responsible members of the Chandler, AZ, community. ICAN offers equal access and free programs to every kid who wants to participate—programs that are proven effective at preventing substance abuse, gang activity, and other delinquency among youth as well as building social and academic success.
The Milagro Center
Supported by DPR’s West Palm Beach office, the Milagro Center enriches children’s lives through cultural arts, academic support and living values. Benefiting children, families and the local community, the Milagro Center’s vision is to be a center of creative cultural celebration, engaging education and inspiration that dissolves societal barriers. The center’s goals include ensuring academic success, promotion of the arts, teaching inclusion and embracing diversity, and creating strong individuals who positively impact their communities.
JOHN AVERY Boys & Girls Club of DURHAM
Supported by DPR’s Raleigh office, the John Avery Boys & Girls Club (JABGC) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and protecting children while preserving the beauty and innocence of childhood. JABGC serves approximately 500 children through after-school and summer camps. JABGC aims to make a fundamental difference in the lives of all youth, but especially those who need guidance the most by providing a safe alternative for youth between the ages of six and 18.