CHW Raises Over $250,000 at DreamBuilder: Invest in True Communities
SAN DIEGO (October 30, 2019)---Community HousingWorks (CHW) raised $256,000 at their DreamBuilder: Invest in True Communities event on October 17th, 2019. All proceeds benefit CHW’s nationally recognized Achieve Resident Services’ Next Generation Success programs for resident youth.
Over 200 attendees celebrated DreamBuilder: Invest in True Communities at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. The program included remarks from President & CEO Sue Reynolds, CHW Board Treasurer and Bank of America’s VP of Global Banking Stephen Baker, U.S. Bank Community Affairs Manager Rockette Ewell, and CHW resident and VALOR Scholarship Winner Devon Overbey. The program also included poetry readings from CHW resident youth poetry contest winners with recognition from San Diego City Councilmember Chris Ward. A $20,000 match opportunity was made possible by a generous donation from Robert and Marianne Gottlieb. The title sponsor for DreamBuilder: Invest in True Communities was U.S. Bank.
“We are grateful to our DreamBuilder event sponsors, attendees and CHW supporters for coming together to support our youth,” says Sue Reynolds, President and CEO of Community HousingWorks. “Our Next Generation Success programs provide valuable opportunities for youth, families, and all people seeking educational opportunities to achieve their dreams.”
CHW’s Next Generation Success programs include Study Stars, an after school literacy program for K-5th grade children, proven to double the percentage of students who read at or above grade level; and the highly competitive VALOR Scholarship for residents seeking post-secondary educational opportunities. In 2019, CHW awarded $30,000 in VALOR Scholarships to 30 high achieving CHW residents pursuing including two- and four-year universities, career and technical certifications, and military education