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For Immediate Release

Easterseals' Youth Construction Pathway Receives $30,000 from the Charles H. Dater Foundation

August 27, 2021

Easterseals received $30,000 for the Youth Construction Pathway program from the Charles H. Dater Foundation.

Easterseals’ Youth Construction Pathway (YCP) is a comprehensive youth and community development program that simultaneously addresses several core issues facing low-income populations: education, employment, and leadership development. It creates real employment opportunities for unemployed young men and women who have dropped out of school and have no apparent path to a productive future. 

YCP is a community service program in the in-demand but under-represented construction industry; an alternative school model; a job training, pre-apprenticeship and employment program; a leadership development program; and a youth development program. YCP allows future employers and potential employees to network, and may ultimately lead to successful, sustainable employment—while teaching the value of dedication, accountability, and hard work—for a diverse array of individuals.

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The Charles H. Dater Foundation was founded 1985 to support community programs that enrich the lives of children. It was started by Charles H. Dater, a philanthropic man with strong ties to Greater Cincinnati. The mission of the Dater Foundation is to make grants to nonprofit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area to carry out projects that benefit children in the areas of arts/culture, education, healthcare, social services and other community needs. According to their website, when making grants, Foundation directors ask, "How many children will feel the impact our grant, and how deep will the impact be?"

Easterseals is grateful to the Dater Foundation for supporting YCP and the incredible opportunities it provides for individuals.    

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