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Volume 2 | Issue 3 | Urban Impact

Volume 2 | Issue 3 | Urban Impact

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Published by Brett Lawrence

May 2012 contents: Funding initiatives for Student Impact and H.I.T.S program Summer volunteer needs and opportunities Spotlight: Starting Point.

May 2012 contents: Funding initiatives for Student Impact and H.I.T.S program Summer volunteer needs and opportunities Spotlight: Starting Point.

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Published by: Brett Lawrence on Jun 11, 2012
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 Make a lasting ‘Impact’ with your financial gifts
Investing in tomorrow—today
s a growing nonprofit, UrbanImpact needs your help in thecoming months to help meetthe tremendous needs that exist inour under-resourced neighborhood.Perhaps you have the means tosupport Urban Impact, or maybeyou’d consider inviting us to talkabout our work at your office, church,book club or community group. Doyou know a friend with a big heartand big pocketbook to whom youcould introduce us? There’s no suchthing as “small” help—whether it’s amonetary gift, referral or groupinvitation. It all makes an Impact. You can find out more about howyou can help by reviewing thegraphic to your right, which includesinformation on the new fund-raisinginitiatives we’re launching. And, of course, if you need moreinformation at any time, pleasecontact Brett Lawrence, ourexecutive director, atbrett@urbanimpactcolumbus.org or614.344.1222.Thank you in advance for yourwillingness to give.
 Volume 2 • May 2012
Student Impact
Program starts fall ‘12
 What it is:
Student Impact is anafter-school program designed tomeet the needs of Weinland Park’srising 5th-, 6th- and 7th-graders(students who will be in 6th-, 7th-and 8th grades this fall). The goal isstraightforward: Student Impactaims to partner with neighborhoodfamilies and students to provide thekind of academic, emotional andpersonal support—in a structured after-school setting—that enables everyparticipating student to successfullytransition to, and complete, sixth gradeand, eventually, middle school. Theprogram will do so by offering tutoring,homework help and by teaching thestudying, life and organizational skillsneeded for every middle-school student tobe successful.
Funding needed:
 What now?:
Write “Student Impact”in the memo line on your check or on yourreply card or call Brett to learn more.
H.I.T.S(High ImpacT Sports)
Kicks off fall ‘12
 What it is:
H.I.T.S is a youth-sports program designed to provideathletic opportunities for WeinlandPark children and youth, whilesimultaneously teaching teamwork,camaraderie and conflict resolution.The program kicks off in Septemberwith co-ed flag football for ages 5 to14, then continues into winter, witha basketball league at Urban Impact’s new,full-court gym (the Austin Rec Center). Inaddition, the ARC will begin hosting open-gym nights this summer for kids, teens andadults in the neighborhood and willcontinue doing so year-round. On thehorizon for 2013: a foray into tennis andcontinued partnership with our friends at Vineyard Columbus, Resolute Lacrosse andLacrosse the Nations.
Funding needed:
 What now?:
Write “HITS” in thememo line on your check or reply card orcall Brett at 614.344.1222 to learn more.

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