Sunday, January 29, 2023

Every Child Deserves the Dignity of a Restful Night's Sleep:  Space of Her Own (SOHO)




In February, Social4Good Will Help Transform 

37 Girls' Spaces Into Places Where Dreams Are Made!


Today, more than 1 in 4 children under the age of 18 live in poverty in the Washington, DC area. Living in poverty is linked with a greater risk for poor academic achievement, school dropout, abuse and neglect, and behavioral and socio-emotional problems.

Space of Her Own (SOHO) seeks to close this gap by empowering vulnerable preteen girls through one-on-one mentoring, visual arts, carpentry and STEM.  Each week, SOHO girls demonstrate that given strong mentor relationships and tools for self-expression and growth, they can build the strength and resilience to thrive!  SOHO's program culminates in a spring space transformation where each mentor and mentee work to create a "space of her own" to sleep, study, and relax.  That's where Social4Good comes in!

S4G's goal in February is to provide each of the 37 girls with new bedding and cleaning and household supplies for their families.  Financial donations will provide each mentor with funds to shop with their mentee to select sheets to create each girl's dream space and items needed to support the space transformation and families.  


Interested in making a financial donation? No need to sleep on it! Financial donations can be made for Space of Her Own up until the end of February. 100% of your donations through Grapevine will be used to support the work in SOHO.




Why Mentoring is Important - SOHO's philosophy: Space of Her Own embraces the concept that strong, positive, one-on-one relationships with understanding adults serve as the foundation for social and emotional growth in children. It is their belief that every child benefits from having a mentor in his or her life, and that a caring adult can help nurture and guide the child along the path to adulthood. For this reason, each mentor is matched with an individual girl in each of our programs.

Monday, January 2, 2023

Open Doors to New Opportunities this New Year With the English Empowerment Center

Social4Good’s Goal:  Provide Scholarships to 40 Adult English-Language Learners Participating in the English Empowerment Center’s Educational Programs and Help Open Doors to Opportunity!  

Deadline to Donate: January 31, 2023 

Did You Know...

  • One in five U.S. adults have low literacy skills and that non-U.S.-born adults comprise 34% of the U.S. population with low literacy skills? 
  • 39% of Fairfax County residents speak a language other than English at home and 14% of Fairfax County residents struggle with the English language? In Fairfax County, where the cost of living is high and employers demand English language proficiency, literacy is critical to economic self-sufficiency.

You can help deliver the gift of literacy this new year.

Donate to S4G’s January project to support the English Empowerment Center (EEC). The English Empowerment Center is a nonprofit organization that provides adult learners with language building programs and classes. To contribute, S4G members are not only making financial donations, but also personally delivering classroom binders to local students in the community. 

 

We are Thankful for Your Donations! 

Financial Donation can be made via Grapevine through January 31st. 100% of your donation will be sent to the English Empowerment Center to support local students and EEC’s ongoing programs in our community. Click here to donate or use the following QR Code.

 

 

English Empowerment Center (formerly Literacy Council of Northern Virginia) (EEC) Each year EEC serves more than 1,500 adult English language learners from 90 different countries who speak 50 different languages. Students work to improve their English speaking, reading, writing and comprehension skills which empowers them to change their lives, become more active in their children's lives, and access more opportunities.