In 2017-2018, LRC experienced severe damage from Hurricane Irma, delayed or diminished implementation of fee-for-service contracts and two months of lost income.
United Way, and a GiveWell Community Foundation funder, 436 beginning or struggling Kindergartners engaged in interactive activities, increasing vocabulary development by an average of 7 months (quite a feat for a 5-year-old), social skills, listening, following directions, critical thinking and working with others.
LRC Summer Success camps, partnering with Public Education Partnership, McKeel Academy, United Way, and All Saints Academy, again could offer enrichment and remediation in reading, math, and science serving more than 113 students at three sites in Winter Haven and Lakeland.
Another 655 students received 1-to-1 academic tutoring or small group instruction since Sept. 2017, in addition to over 850 served through various contracts.
We are almost there! Two generous funders from GiveWell Community Foundation heard of LRC’s brave struggle these past months and offered a challenge.
You’ve done so much for LRC and for our students! We asked for help—all kinds of resources: advice, referrals, ideas, contacts, and money—and you delivered in a BIG way. We have just one favor to ask you…
Would you share our story with someone you know?
Simply sharing our story with someone who may be able to support LRC in reaching this goal, could be the factor that ensures access to programs for our students—children and adults—for years to come.
To help, it’s EASY— just visit LRCpolk.com/donate.