The GRACE Project
Providing opportunities. One student at a time.
Backpack Food Program
This program provides food for students who may be considered at risk for “Weekend Hunger” ruing the school year. We are excited to be able to offer this program to all qualified students in K – 8th Grade for the 2018-19 school year.
Performing Arts Support
The GRACE project is active in our schools – currently providing musical instrument scholarships to 20 children and donated instruments to several others. The GRACE Project assists students who need instruments to participate in band and instrumental clubs as well as scholarships for other fees for performing arts programs.
New and Used Instruments are being accepted and can be dropped off at Grace Community Church.
Drug Awareness and Preventative Education
The GRACE Project is currently in the process of developing programs and events to assist with the growing issue of drug usage and overdose deaths in the SVSD communities. Our goal is to launch these programs in the fall of 2018!
Classroom volunteer opportunities are available to support teachers through reading and homework support, playground assistance, after-school homework clubs and various other ways.
Summer Food Program
Each summer the GRACE Project provides weekly groceries to families who are currently involved in our weekend Backpack Food Program to continue to meet their needs during the non-school months. We have 25+ families currently signed up for this program comprised of over 80 children.
The Summer Food Program was made possible through assistance from The Breadworks!
The GRACE Project in partnership with The Lighthouse Foundation began with one project called the Full Table Backpack Program in the fall of 2015. The program was begun with the hope to come alongside families in the Seneca Valley School District whose children may find themselves at the risk of ‘weekend hunger’. These students receive free or reduced breakfast and lunches during the school year. We are excited to offer this program for students in K – 8th Grades in the SVSD schools.
The GRACE Project has expanded to also now include support to students exploring Performing Arts through Band or Strings, a Drug Awareness and Education Program, and Academic support.