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Vote for an organization making a difference in your community and help choose the next True Inspiration Award winners. Below are brief descriptions of each regional finalist. Read their stories, choose which organization you want to support, then use this form to cast your vote!

2019 Regional True Inspiration Awards Finalists

Atlantic Region

Atlantic Region

Ezekiel Center

Columbia, SC

We seek to strengthen family structure and help families break the cycle of generational poverty by providing after-school and mentoring programs for under-resourced children.

ezeministries.org

Church Hill Activities and Tutoring

Richmond, VA

We equip youth with the heart, head and hands to make transformative life decisions and become highly employable and vocationally successful.

chatrichmond.org

Isaiah 117 House

Elizabethton, TN

We care for children awaiting foster placement by meeting their food, shelter, clothing and personal hygiene needs.

isaiah117house.com

Communities Supporting Schools of Wayne County

Goldsboro, NC

We surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school, achieve their goals, graduate and become productive citizens.

waynecss.org

Splash Youth Arts

Chattanooga, TN

We use art as a tool to mentor low-income kids, getting them excited about education goals through real-world entrepreneurial activities and providing them with the skills they need for success at school, in their lives and in their futures.

splashyouthartsworkshop.org

Midwest Region

Midwest Region

Dutton Farm

Rochester, MI

We are on a mission to celebrate, educate and employ people with special needs.

duttonfarm.org

City Impact

Lincoln, NE

We empower under-resourced communities through wholistic youth, family, and neighborhood development.

cityimpact.org

Lifebanc

Cleveland, OH

We empower underserved and minority youth in Greater Cleveland to take responsibility for their health, develop leadership skills, and increase organ registration and transplantation rates in their communities.

lifebanc.org

A Child's Hope International

Cincinnati, OH

We are motivating and mobilizing the community to care for children in foster care, orphans around the world and vulnerable children suffering from hunger, thirst and poverty.

TheChildrenAreWaiting.org

Kids Alive International

Valparaiso, IN

We are dedicated to rescuing and redeeming orphans and vulnerable children from our belief that every child deserves to live free from the bondage of hunger, abuse and exploitation.

kidsalive.org

Northeast Region

Northeast Region

Cathedral Soup Kitchen

Camden, NJ

We use food to nourish, train and employ people, providing thousands of meals each month to the poor and needy.

cathedralkitchen.org

Junior Achievement of New Jersey

Edison, NJ

We provide a series of business, economics and life-skills programs to enhance the education of young people.

janj.org

Mentoring to Manhood

Hyattsville, MD

We provide weekly tutoring, group mentoring activities and family support to more than 150 middle and high school-aged boys.

communityyouthadvance.org/m2m

The Extra Mile Education Foundation

Pittsburgh, PA

Providing subsidies and scholarships, we help urban children and their families meet the challenge of obtaining a values-based, quality education from pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade.

extramilefdn.org

Sunshine Foundation

Feasterville, PA

We answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to financial strain that the child’s illness may cause.

sunshinefoundation.org

Reading Road Show - "Gus Bus"

Harrisonburg, VA

A mobile literacy unit that brings literature directly into the neighborhood of students, removing transportation barriers, supporting school readiness and increasing parental involvement. Each week students participate in story time, activities and check out books to read at home.

iihhs.jmu.edu/thegusbus

Southeast Region

Southeast Region

The Growing Leaders Initiative

Norcross, GA

Mobilizing everyday students from underfunded schools and disadvantaged environments to become growing leaders who will transform society.

growingleaders.com/the-initiative

Place of Hope

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

We provide stable and loving family environments for children and youth who have been abused and neglected.

placeofhope.com

Dreams Come True Of Jacksonville

Jacksonville, FL

We fulfill the dreams of children battling life-threatening illnesses.

dreamscometrue.org

Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Food

Athens, GA

A needs based scholarship that awards meal plans to UGA students struggling to afford essential meals.

tate.uga.edu/food_content_page/food-scholarship-home

NG3 Organization

Lawrenceville, GA

We work alongside athletic coaching staff to teach, mentor and guide student-athletes into becoming well-rounded men and women of character.

ng3.org

Southwest Region

Southwest Region

Familypoint Resources

Houston, TX

We provide accessible arts, education and health & fitness programs that meet needs, build hope, and transform the lives of childen and youth.

familypointresources.com

University Medical Center Foundation of El Paso

El Paso, TX

The mission of the University Medical Center of El Paso is to improve the health, wellness and quality of life for all El Pasoans.

umcfoundationelpaso.org

Friends of Down Syndrome

Houston, TX

We seek to create lifelong education and learning opportunities for teens and adults with Down syndrome through education, socialization and community outreach.                

friendsofdownsyndrome.org

DeWanna’s Community Closet

Lake Charles, LA

Our mission is to enable students from 3 years old through high school to be better prepared to learn in the classroom by providing uniforms, supplies and nutrition. 

dewannascloset.com

Agape Ranch

Corpus Christi, TX

We provide high-quality adoption and foster care support to serve and lift up the most vulnerable children in our communities.

agaperanch.org

West Region

West Region

Outreach United Resource Center

Longmont, CO

As a branch of OUR Center (Outreach United Resource Center, Inc), Aspen Center for Child Development provides child care, preschool, and school readiness programs that enhance the social, intellectual, physical and emotional well-being for children and families of all income levels.

ourcenter.org

Girls on the Run of the Rockies

Aurora, CO

Through physical activity-based programs, we develop and enhance girls’ social, psychological and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences.

girlsontherunrockies.org

Thanksgiving Point Institute

Lehi, UT

A farm, garden, and museum complex that draws upon the natural world to cultivate transformative family learning.

thanksgivingpoint.org

College Success Foundation

Tacoma, WA

We provide a unique integrated system of supports and scholarships to inspire underserved, low-income students to finish high school, graduate from college and succeed in life.

collegesuccessfoundation.org/wa/home