The Heart of the Matter
A lot has changed in the last few years, and the Foundation has changed with it. We've learned how to quickly adapt to our students' needs. You've seen us build new pantries, start funding for student parents, and open new scholarships. Whenever we see a need, we turn our attention to a solution.
That's what we do: support our students. And our community has become well-versed in how we do that work: through scholarships, emergency aid, and program support. But in an ever-changing world, it's important to find center. To find the heart of our work. To remember why we do what we do.
Eight people - from Board members to CCS employees to dedicated donors to Foundation staff members - spent two months answering this question.
And it was a powerful conversation. Our supporters feel called to our work. They relate to our students and see the impact of their support.
It became very clear that our supporters have a set of shared values that connects them to our work. Every person spoke to each of these values in some way. So we wrote them down to use as guideposts for our work.
From here on out, every project will speak to these values.
Take a look out the outline of each below. As a member of our community, we're sure that they'll speak to why you support the CCS Foundation as well.