Community Foundation News

Impact Polk 2017: CareerSouce Polk’s “Gentleman’s Institute Program”

Funded by a GiveWell Community Foundation Impact Polk grant CareerSource Polk Board of Directors received an Impact Polk Grant for their “Gentleman’s Institute Program”. This week-long program is designed to address the basic necessities every young man should practice such as how to tie a tie and how to iron; how to accept/reject a gift; telephone and dining etiquette; proper grooming and hygiene; how to properly write a thank-you note; jobs, wages, and education; and more. The young men will learn in an environment where they can candidly ask questions and receive guidance from Polk County's business and community leaders to hopefully, one day, be a leader themselves. About Impact Polk 2017 Impact Polk is an annual grant program of the GiveWell Community Foundation with the goal of addressing community needs throughout Polk County. To learn more about Impact Polk, click here. About CareerSource Polk CareerSource Polk is a non-profit corporation that oversees the state and federal funds dedicated to preparing and upgrading a skilled workforce. We help thousands of businesses find employees and remain leaders within their industry. To learn more about CareerSource Polk, visit www.careersourcepolk.com.... Read On »

Impact Polk 2017: Jaylen’s Challenge Foundation’s “Polk’s Bully-Free Schools Ambassadors Club”

Funded by an Impact Polk grant by the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation Jaylen, of Jaylen’s Challenge Foundation, stopped by our office with his sister Nina to receive an Impact Polk grant for his new program “Polk’s Bully-Free Schools Ambassadors Club.” While Jaylen continues to visit schools with his “No Bullies … Read On »