Assist CTK Families In Need! - #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday inspires personal philanthropy and encourages bigger, better and smarter charitable giving during the holiday season, showing that the world truly gives as good as it gets.

The CTK Family Assistance Fund was created to provide financial relief to school families facing temporary economic hardship. The Fund is designed to keep students in school by relieving families of the difficult choice of addressing financial emergency versus paying tuition. This is consistent with CTK's mission of educating all eligible students regardless of change in their financial circumstances.

Based on past school years, we anticipate that approximately 15% of our families, plus 5-10 alumni will seek assistance during this school year totaling $45,000. In the Austin neighborhood, unemployment is over 20%, or almost two times the national average, and with a median family income of $28,000 a financial hardship is often only a step away.

Our #GivingTuesday goal is $500 which is the average amount requested by an individual family or alumni. The Fund is a significant lifeline for our families. Source: Posted 12/2/2014 - Ms. Danyell Boyd