Katy Atkinson Jeffco Prosperity Project Memorial Fund

Community First Foundation

The creation of the Katy Atkinson Jeffco Prosperity Project (JPP) Memorial Fund is an extension of Katy's work. The Jeffco Prosperity Project leads transformative change by developing new strategies for success for families and students by collaborating with schools and community groups to break the cycle of generational poverty for Jefferson County families. JPP harnesses the power of community to support families and project partners to work together to find and create solutions. The project works to move low-income families to self-defined success and focuses on children from Head Start preschool obtaining a high school diploma and beyond.

JPP was a project Katy was not only passionate about, but one she helped establish in 2009. Since that time, this project has assisted over one hundred individuals as they move from generational poverty to self-defined self-sufficiency, gaining the dignity and respect that comes with it. This project began with an end in mind: to end poverty. Its premise is to believe that all individuals, if given a quality education and opportunities, will reach success and stand on their own two feet. This premise has proven itself repeatedly, and with your support will continue effecting positive changes in our community. Your donation will assist Jeffco Prosperity Project (JPP) with operations assistance, coaching, rent, food, clothes, child care, school assistance, car maintenance, housing assistance, and so much more.

I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have it make some difference that you lived at all.
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Created February 07, 2018
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