Seattle Milk Fund erases a financial barrier that prevents struggling parents from pursuing a college education. We open doors to better jobs, renewed confidence and financial stability, lifting families out of poverty.
146 million Americans are low income or poor.
The income status of children under the age of 18, by parental education is as follows:
Children are less likely to be poor when their parent has some college education. And this is precisely where Seattle Milk Fund leverages our resources.
What students receive:
Our families are one or two parent households whose income falls within 250% of the federal poverty guideline. Each Circle Family Program grantee receives:
- childcare grant(s) of up to $1250.00 per quarter/per child
- an education grant of $300.00 per quarter
- emergency financial support and encouragement
75% of our grantees successfully complete each academic quarter
National Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (2010), Annual Social and Economic Supplement (March), Official Poverty Tables
State Data Source: American Community Survey (2009)
Or check out www.childtrendsdatabank.org for more information