KIDS BORN IN

POVERTY

HAVE A 17% CHANCE OF GETTING OUT

Toledo's Old South End - Break the Cycle

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49% of residents live in poverty.  75% of kid's are behind middle class peers on the 1st day of Kindergarten.  17% chance of getting out of poverty in their lifetime.  39% do not finish High School.

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MOSAIC BUILDING CAMPAIGN

Against the backdrop of one of Toledo’s highest concentrations of poverty and highest crime rates, our passion is to see families thrive in every aspect of life: financially, physically, spiritually and emotionally.  As part of our “Cradle to Purpose" pipeline, we are rebuilding a 100+ year old abandoned building into a community center (Phase 1) and charter school (Phase 2). Combined with our existing Pre-school operation and our partnership with Baby University, the completed building will serve as an evidence-based knock-out strategy for area families to escape generational poverty.

HOW WE BEAT POVERTY

STABILIZE

  • Over 2,000 housholds helped with groceries
  • Meet family needs through facebook community reach

EMPOWER

  • South Toledo premature birth rate is 30%. Baby University premature birth rate is 4%
  • 620 Baby University graduates

EDUCATE

  • 68 kids have started 1st grade 100% kindergarten ready
  • 62% read to their children everyday

TAKE ACTION

Your donation helps us break the cycle of poverty

Your donation goes to help us raise $1.5 million to restore an old abandon building (Mosaic Lodge) to house a community center serving Toledo's Old South End. 

BEAT POVERTY GOAL

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SHORT FILM

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Every Seat Has A Story

A young single mother living in poverty in Toledo's Old South End struggles to find stable housing when her home suffers major damage.   

Director: Vincent Rocha  /  Writers: Brenton Oechsle, Vincent Rocha  /  Premier: October 10

PREMIER: OCTOBER 10

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The 2 biggest barriers to breaking poverty in a child's lifetime... and how you can HELP!