DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Lincoln Center’s Together Making a Better Community (TMBC) is running a summer parenting program with help from the United Way.
TMBC at Lincoln Center is a newer nonprofit that, according to its executive director Tracy Singleton, “is a hub for the African American community and has everything it needs in one building to empower them as as individuals, as families and as members of our community. “
In February 2021, United Way announced that 25 local organizations will be awarded $ 275,000 in grants under the United for Equity fund to “help reduce and prevent racial inequalities in education, income and health.” .
TMBC received $ 4,999. The nonprofit will use this money to run an effective 12-week black parenting program.
“Yes, there are parenting programs in quadruple towns, but none specifically deal with black families. There are different dynamics when it comes to raising black children, as we can see not only nationally, but here locally. It has to come from a cultural aspect.
As a new nonprofit, Singleton says this money will go a long way to help the organization. “As a new non-profit organization, we have a lot to do. So to be able to find those resources to do some of the things we wanted to do, but maybe we don’t necessarily have the funds to do it. So to be able to do this effective black parenting program, under the umbrella of TMBC and offer 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 things from a different approach and a different perspective so that we really tap into the problems, but come up with a solution.
The program starts in June. If you would like to register, you can call TMBC at (563) 888-5436.
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