We are delighted to share that we awarded a final year of grant funding for the Uplifting Parents Program at Catholic Social Services. This $174,182 will complete the Uplifting Parents Program Pilot.

one-year support to complete the Uplifting Parents Pilot

About Uplifting Parents

The Uplifting Parents Program (Program UP) empowers single parent families by providing resources that support their advancement in education. Program UP assists lower-income single parents acquire the education needed to become financially sustainable, and thus provide stability and opportunity for their children. Catholic Social Services (CSS) works with over thirty coalition partner agencies in the community to maintain the program.

Those chosen to participate in the Uplifting Parents Program receive up to $4,800 in assistance to support their family’s needs as they complete their education. Matched with a mentor to help them toward their goals, the Uplifting Parents Program serves as a vital resource to and transforms the lives of single-parent families. All applicants must be referred into the UP program by one of their community partners.

For more information check out www.upliftingparents.org.

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About Catholic Social Services

Catholic Social Services of Rapid City offers a diverse range of services and resources ranging from in-person and online counseling (telehealth), to educational workshops, disaster relief services, the Uplifting Parents program and more. As a prominent non-profit organization based in Rapid City, CSS is a beacon of hope for those in need, and aims to create a better tomorrow for South Dakotans.