Rebeccca Contreras wrote -
LaunchPad is grateful to partner with the Caleb Foundation through Shoreline Church again this year to participate in the Caleb 5K Run and serve as a beneficiary of the fundraiser!
LaunchPad (LP) was founded in 2008 by David & Rebecca Contreras as a 501c3 organization with primary outreach focused on serving in the Northeast Austin Community. The Austin Police Index has registered the community where the LP team serves every day as one of the highest crime areas for aggravated assaults, theft, drugs etc. The LP core mission is reaching disadvantage students that are at academic crossroads due to at-risk behavior that could determine whether they engage or dis-engage from school. 90% of the families we work with are on free lunch program and considered high risk youth. LP serves an average of 130 students per week through the LP After School Program. Across the board, hundreds of students that have attended the LP After School Program showed significant improvements in their GPA, testing scores and attendance. LP’s Parent Engagement Program focuses on strengthening families to win providing LP parents with education on topics such as Building Healthy Family, Healthy Relationships, Communicating/Engaging with your Teen, Creating a Healthy Home Environment, the Power of Education, Financial Literacy and other important topics. LP's Community Impact Program is geared towards serving the local NorthEast Rundberg community in broad based community impact such as large scale Community events & outreach to the underserved families. To learn more about LP visit www.launchpadthecenter.org