We cannot express how grateful we have been to all of you through the years. As you may know, the strain caused by the coronavirus pandemic has put more than 1 in 3 U.S. nonprofits in danger of closing within the next two years.
Effective December 31, 2021, St. Simon’s After-School has ceased operations. This was not an easy decision made by our Board of Directors.
St. Simon’s After-School funders and donors have provided after-school programs for thousands of elementary school children, giving them a safe place so their parents could work while we also assisted them academically. Even though we are dissolving as a nonprofit, your support and generosity will continue to impact low-income families for the next couple of years. Throughout the rest of this school year, and for the entire 2022 – 2023 school year, four of the elementary schools we serve will continue implementing our after-school programs! Your support has made this happen! We are able to fund these programs through the end of the 2023 school year. Providing this funding to these schools for after-school programs is more than we could have ever hoped for.
The schools are incredibly thankful for this continued support for a couple of years. Each principal has personally asked that we thank each of you who have supported St. Simon’s After-School. Your funding has given them a lifeline, and they are thrilled they will be able to provide programs for the children and relief to the parents for a little bit longer.
In addition, the remaining funding will be donated to the Dallas Education Foundation.
“The Dallas Education Foundation believes it takes a community to educate a child. St. Simon’s After-School has left an indelible mark on those campuses you’ve supported through the years, and we are thankful. The mission of our foundation is to accelerate student success in Dallas ISD. This generous grant provided by St. Simon’s will allow us to continue our focus on closing equity gaps as it pertains to achievement.” – Mita P. Havlic, Executive Director
Thank you for believing in the mission of St. Simon’s After-School. On behalf of every parent whose child was served by our after-school programs, you have made their life easier. Your gift has helped their child academically and has kept them safe and nurtured. We encourage you to continue to support the children in the Dallas Independent School District through organizations such as the Dallas Education Foundation, serving 150,000 Dallas ISD students through programs that enrich their lives.
On behalf of our Board of Directors, principals of the schools we serve, and most importantly- the kids, THANK YOU for your support through the years.