The U.S. Bank Foundation has awarded Metropolitan Family Service a $10,000 grant to support its Financial Capabilities programs.
MFS Financial Capabilities is a program dedicated to promoting family financial well-being. By offering one-on-one consultations and workshops, we help families develop their knowledge about budgeting, saving, debt management and credit information. We coach them on how to set and reach their financial goals. We help them get back on track for a more secure future. Read more about the MFS Financial Capabilities program here.
The Irwin Foundation (H.W. & D.C.H. Irwin) has presented Metropolitan Family Service with a grant of $3,000 for its Experience Corps program this fiscal year.
AARP Experience Corps is a national program offered locally by Metropolitan Family Service that taps into the experience and passion of adults age 50 and over to ensure that every child has a chance to succeed in school and in life. Check out this short video about Experience Corps.
Oscar G. & Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation
The Oscar G. and Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation has presented Metropolitan Family Service (MFS) with a grant of $90,000 to expand Ready, Set, Go (RSG), which will strengthen hundreds of low-income families in our community.
Since 2006 RSG has been a proven and successful early childhood program that offers kindergarten readiness to children 3 to 5 years-old and engages parents in their child’s education and social/emotional development.
With the Mayer Family Foundation’s support, this program will change the trajectory of kids’ lives and help leverage school district resources to meet needs of families in our communities. MFS is pleased to advance the Foundation’s mission to promote the development and health of children in early childhood.
The PGE Foundation presented Metropolitan Family Service with a grant of $10,000 in support of expanding financial capabilities services to low-income families.
Financial capabilities programs increase financial knowledge and skills, and create access to asset-building opportunities. Families accessing these services have more opportunities to stabilize and interrupt the cycle of poverty. MFS is pleased to advance the PGE Foundation’s vision to enrich quality of life for Oregonians while helping resolve many of the immediate needs of the people and communities across the state.
Metropolitan Family Service (MFS) has been awarded an AmeriCorps Operating Grant in the amount of $292,600 to continue our AmeriCorps program begun in 2011.
The team of 22 full-time AmeriCorps members will serve throughout MFS. MFS AmeriCorps members will gain valuable experience and help build community. MFS is currently actively recruiting for a number of positions. Members are responsible for a wide variety of duties including the implementation of effective volunteer management best practices; family engagement; assistance with intergenerational and financial capabilities services; and teaching life skills and leadership to students.
“AmeriCorps provides organizations the support to meet critical needs in communities around the nation,” said Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. “AmeriCorps members are improving the lives of millions of citizens and making a powerful and lasting impact on the toughest challenges facing our nation. We salute these AmeriCorps members for standing up and serving our country.”
AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 members in intensive service annually to serve through nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations at 21,000 locations across the country. These members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. Since 1994, more than 980,000 Americans have provided more than 1.3 billion hours of service to their communities and country through AmeriCorps.
AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, please visit nationalservice.gov.