Fedcap's Washingtonians for Children Receives Grant to Finalize Planning to Help DC Foster Youth

Jun 15, 2012, 09:02 ET from Fedcap

NEW YORK, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fedcap (http://www.fedcap.org) has received a grant from the Freddie Mac Foundation to finalize planning for its Washingtonians for Children program.

Fedcap founded Washingtonians for Children to help DC youth who are in or have spent time in foster care to complete high school or obtain a GED and move into higher education and sustainable employment, working in conjunction with the Child and Family Services Agency and other partners.

Among other things, over the course of six months, the $149,650.00 grant will fund finalization of plans for: location and staffing; creation of a Board of Advisors; design of case-management, tracking and evaluation systems; arrangements with organizations to provide mentoring, educational and literacy supports; focus groups; development of the Get Ready! curriculum and other materials, agreements with universities and colleges to support youth while they are in college and businesses that will provide internships.

"We are honored to receive this support and are moving forward quickly to provide the foster youth of Washington, DC, with the resources they need to succeed," said Christine McMahon, President and CEO of Fedcap.

About Fedcap
Fedcap helps people break through barriers to achieve long-term economic independence. Our programs and operations in the Northeast bring education and the power of work to youth in transition, adults with conviction histories, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and many others facing barriers to employment. We place people in jobs across a wide variety of business sectors and employ 1,500 in our own $90M managed-services operations. Fedcap is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information or to make a donation, call 212-727-4200 or visit www.fedcap.org. Follow Fedcap on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/fedcap) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/FedcapNYC).

Media Contacts: Barbara Rosen, VP, Communications at 212-727-4260, 973-979-5912 or brosen@fedcap.org; or James Cook, Communications Coordinator, at 212-727-4375 or jcook@fedcap.org