Announcing the Winner of Project Color: Tenderloin Childcare Center
MB Jessee is happy to announce the winner of 2010 Project Color, our 5th annual charity giveaway.
After submissions from all over the Bay Area, the MB Jessee staff voted and selected our winner for 2010 Project Color. The Center will be repainted by MB Jessee in April ... stay tuned for the exact date and come by to cheer us on!
"Compass' Tenderloin Childcare Center (TLC) is thrilled to have been chosen as the recipient of the MB Jessee's 2010 Project Color," said Erica Kisch, Executive Director. "This grant will help us ensure that the exterior of our building reflects the same vitality that you feel when you walk into any TLC classroom."
The Tenderloin Childcare Center (TLC) serves a population that is highly at risk. By definition, every family is well below the poverty line, and many are homeless or formerly homeless. All families live in deprived conditions. Outside of their shelter rooms or crowded apartments, the Tenderloin district is a grim place to raise a child. Drug dealing and using, prostitution and gang violence are the norm. While the neighborhood is home to many families, there are many more massage parlors and liquor stores than playgrounds and supermarkets. Gang activity has been on the rise.
TLC employs a comprehensive educational model to address the diverse academic and emotional needs of disadvantaged children ages zero to five. At TLC, each child is linked with a primary teacher who closely follows their developmental progress, mental health, and special needs. Activities target the full range of child development, from cognitive and emotional growth to improved coordination. The entire structure of TLC is designed to prepare children for a successful academic and social transition to kindergarten. Teachers also work to create trusting relationships with families to further promote positive outcomes for students.
Learn more about Tenderloin Childcare Center and Compass Community Services here: http://www.compass-sf.org/