Crossway Community

WISH LIST: $100: emergency food and clothing for 1 family; $500: 3 financial literacy classes for 40 students; $1000: furnishings for a 1-bedroom apartment for a vulnerable family

Crossway Community is an innovative alternative to traditional domestic violence centers, transitional housing programs, and homeless shelters. Young mothers reshape their lives at the Family Leadership School; young children become independent learners at the Crossway Community Montessori School; and families are woven together through recreational, cultural, and civic events at the Neighborhood Learning Center. The core constituency is young, low-income, at-risk mothers and their children, struggling to overcome homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence, multigenerational poverty, and social isolation. And they find what they need at Crossway: supportive housing, parent resources, career counseling, a sense of community, and the self-sufficiency that education brings. And what about results? Impressive. More than 78% of graduates are living without public assistance; nearly 60% have earned or are earning college degrees; and 90% of children remain in school or have graduated. Winner of the Bridge Builders Award from Partners for Livable Communities and the Metropolitan Life Enterprise Foundation Best Practice Award (among others), Crossway is the key to family success. And your family can help.