Help Us Assist Our Neighborhood and Win a $25,000 State Farm Grant - May 5, 2014

Job Point’s Columbia Builds Youth program has been selected as one of the 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist® program! Our submission, along with the other finalists, are live on Facebook and anyone who gets the State Farm Neighborhood Assist Facebook application can log on and vote for our cause. The 40 causes that receive the most votes will be announced on May 27 and a $25,000 grant will be awarded to the affiliated nonprofits to implement the solution.

CBY helps 17-24 year old high-risk participants secure a high school diploma equivalent, obtain high-demand vocational skills, develop leadership ability and prepare to enter higher education, obtain employment or enlist in the military. The program allows young adults to become successful, more productive members of society. Formerly homeless and disengaged youths will gain education and skills for life, thereby driving the economy with increased taxes paid through gainful employment. As a result, CBY reduces the drain on public resources and entitlement programs. Further, through its community development component, a valuable community artifact of CBY is an increase in the stock of safe, affordable and energy-efficient housing in our community’s poorest neighborhoods. Our organization strives to improve the lives and welfare of people in our community, and we can further that mission by rallying together and encouraging others to join us in support by voting.

To support Job Point and vote, visit the State Farm Neighborhood Assist Facebook app by clicking here, get the application, then click on the “Vote” button to show your support for Columbia Builds Youth. The voting phase is only open until May 16 and any Facebook user who gets the application is eligible to vote up to 10 times per day.

State Farm Neighborhood Assist is a crowd-sourced philanthropic initiative that lets communities determine where grant funding is awarded, exclusively through Facebook. The initiative utilizes the State Farm Youth Advisory Board to vet submissions for causes and allows Facebook users who download the free State Farm Neighborhood Assist application to vote for the final 40 grant winners. The program has been inspired by the incredible number of neighborhoods that are coming together to solve a problem or improve their community.

Thank you for being part of the solution for our community’s youth!

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