Educational Success

Educational attainment is a key predictor for future success. GCF invests in strategies proven to have the most influence on students' long-term educational advancement and career preparation including early childhood education, supportive school environments, out-of-school enrichment and positive behavioral developments. For students who do not pursue a traditional path to college, we recognize a need for innovative workforce programs that cultivate job and life skills and provide young people access to career opportunities.

Our Goals:

  • Children enter school ready to learn and receive effective academic and social support throughout their educational experience.
  • Youth are nurtured to become skilled, self-sufficient and contributing members of the community.

Recent Grants

Spring 2019

Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester, Inc. - $1,417.75 to support and maintain LVG's ability to provide individualized tutoring and progress testing for learners striving to enhance their employment, marketability, and quality of lives by improving their educational skills.

Concerts By the Bay Inc. - $850 to support the continuation of the Concerts by the Bay youth historical education program, and the development of a youth music education program that enhances and encourages the performing arts in the county school.

The Fairfield Foundation - $3,750 to support diverse, archaeology-based education & outreach programs in Gloucester, including development & implementation of engaging history/preservation programs in schools & for the public at Fairfield Plantation.

Gloucester County Public Schools Educational Foundation - $6,000 to support a partial subsidy to offset wages for a selected local nonprofit GCEP Partner, and; hosting invitation and recognition events for students and local businesses participating in the GCEP program.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula - $7,500 to support Project Learn at the Gloucester Boys & Girls Club. Project Learn is a program that transforms the entire Club into a learning environment for youth ages 6-18.

Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA - $8,000 to support Youth and Family programming at the Gloucester YMCA; the programs include a new Summer Camp off-site at Ware Academy, After School Care, Parent and Child Sports and Arts classes, and Home School P.E.