KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the 1,000 Dreams Fund (1DF) announced a $10,000 donation from CommunityAmerica to their active crowdfunding campaign, "Girls on the Rise" (#GirlsOnTheRise) on Crowdrise. The campaign's mission is to award funds for college visits to college-bound women in need.
The campaign is part of a partnership between 1DF, a national scholarship program for American girls in need, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBS). The $10,000 will be granted to Kansas City-area high school girls for their college visits over the next two years.
"We are thrilled to support Girls on the Rise by providing greater opportunities for young students to visit college campuses and further their education. It is critically important that Kansas City youth are given the chance to reach their full potential, allowing them to succeed in every life stage as adults. Financial peace of mind is at the heart of CommunityAmerica's mission, and a proper introduction to higher education options is an important aspect of achieving this," - CEO, Lisa Ginter.
"Thanks to the generous support of CommunityAmerica and 1,000 Dreams, these talented young women will be visiting a school of their choice, a visit that may not have been possible without the Girls on the Rise campaign. We are very grateful for their support and the support of the community for making these girls dreams become a reality." - Micheal Lawrence, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City.
The "Girls on Rise" campaign is part of an on-going 1,000 Dreams Fund commitment to funding college visits for young women in need nationwide.
"College visits are critical to the college search process but an expensive privilege that many students and families cannot afford to do. No student or family should have to go into debt to access these opportunities," said 1,000 Dreams Fund Founder, Christie Garton. "We are excited to help fund college visits for Kansas City girls in need and greatly appreciate CommunityAmerica's generous donation. Our partners at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City will help ensure the funds go to deserving young women in the Kansas City community."
More about the Girls on the Rise crowdfunding campaign is live here: https://www.crowdrise.com/girls-on-the-rise. For questions or interview requests, please contact DavEllePR at [email protected] or [email protected].
About the 1,000 Dreams Fund:
The 1,000 Dreams Fund (1DF) is a national scholarship fund for American girls in high school and college. The 1DF believes that big expenses should never stand in the way of big dreams. Since its launch in 2015, over $40,000 in funding has been granted to talented young women in need, helping them pay for the "extras" in school like study abroad, tech devices for the classroom and travel to conferences and seminars. 1DF has been featured in NBCNews.com, USA Today, MarketWatch, Forbes, Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Entrepreneur, TODAY, etc. To learn more about their work, visit http://1000dreamsfund.org/.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is one of the most admired non-profit organizations in the country, having literally helped millions of at-risk children change the course of their lives for the better through one-to-one professional mentoring. Children with "Bigs" are proven to receive better grades, have improved family relationships, have improved self esteem and are less likely to use drugs and alcohol. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City is one of the top local affiliates in the United States, serving 1,600 children each year and winning the prestigious Agency of the Year award three out of the last five years.
About CommunityAmerica Credit Union
CommunityAmerica Credit Union is a full-service financial institution with more than 200,000 memberships nationwide. As of December 2015, CommunityAmerica had more than $2 billion in assets, ranking it among the nation's 100 largest credit unions. Based on deposits, CommunityAmerica is among the top 10 Kansas City-based financial institutions. There are 28 CommunityAmerica branches in Kansas City, and one in St. Louis. CommunityAmerica provides a full suite of financial products, including checking, savings, mortgages and a variety of loan products to meet consumer and business needs. As a not-for-profit financial institution, CommunityAmerica offers highly competitive rates on deposits, loans, and fewer, lower or no fees at all. Other convenient products and services include Sunday hours, a network of more than 30,000 ATMs, 24-hour online, mobile banking, credit cards and insurance. For more information, visit www.communityamerica.com.
SOURCE 1,000 Dreams Fund