DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – TMBC (Together Making a Better Community) at Lincoln Center is organizing a summer program for parents with the help of United Way.
TMBC at Lincoln Center is a newer nonprofit organization that, according to its executive director, Tracy Singleton, “is a hub for the African American community and has everything they need in a building to empower them as individuals, families and members of our community ”.
In February 2021, United Way announced that 25 local organizations would receive $ 275,000 in grants as part of the United for Equity fund to “help reduce and prevent racial inequalities in education, income and health”.
TMBC earned $ 4,999. The nonprofit organization will use this money to host a 12-week Effective Black Parenting program.
“Yes, there are programs for parents in quadruple cities, but none that specifically address the black family. There are different dynamics when it comes to raising black children, as we can see not only nationally, but also locally. It has to come from a cultural aspect. “
As a new nonprofit organization, Singleton says that this money will help the organization a lot. “As a new non-profit organization, we have a lot going on. So, to be able to find these resources to do some of the things we wanted, but we may not necessarily have the funds to do it. So, being able to make this Effective Black Paternity Program, under the aegis of TMBC and offering it here to the families who are here in our community, is a real blessing because nothing changes if nothing changes, so we have to start doing it things from a different approach and a different perspective so that we can really explore what the problems are, but providing a solution.
The program starts in June. If you are interested in signing up, you can call TMBC at (563) 888-5436.
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