For several years, GRASP has helped a large number of people Grasp the Future!
Emergency Rent Program
At the core of Grasp's outreach, we provide emergency funds to cover rent when someone has an unusual circumstance that requires community help.
“We are back on our feet now, can’t thank GRASP enough!’ is a quote from one Veteran helped by the GRASP program.
"as if God sent, GRASP came into my life -- it was no coincidence!" says one elderly resident who benefited from GRASP.
But just like the Chinese proverb that it is better to give a hungry person a fishing pole instead of a fish, we work to help residents succeed. GRASP offers innovative classes and workshops to empower people from kids to seniors with the skills needed to succeed in life. Here are our core programs.
Dreamworks Cognitive Skills: This is the basis of the Empowerment Program. Taking the basics of the 7 main cognitive skills (Long-term memory, Short-term memory, processing speed, login and reasoning, visual processing, word attack and auditory processing), we use fun games to build and enhance each skill. Through training these types of skills, the main focus is on positive living and setting and achieving goals. This program is primarily designed for children but can be modified to fit any age and/or skill level.
Professional Development: This is a 4 day seminar that focuses on resume writing and interview skills. In this seminar we go through how to write an effective resume, dos and don’ts when interviewing and applying for jobs. It concludes with a mock interview with R Investments' experienced HR staff. This seminar is a ton of fun!
Budget Workshop: This class is a 30 minute workshop that touches on the very basics of creating and following a monthly budget. It is very simple yet effective.
What's Next? Fab Labs for STEM education and New Collar Job Training
We're now fundraising to make next generation digital tools like 3D Printing available in Fab Labs located right in residential complexes. Kids can take on STEM education projects and anyone over 16 years of age can tap into Digital Badging for 3D Printing, CAD design, laser cutting and marking, and microelectronics. Special Veterans programs and entrepreneurship to take product ideas to market will also be available.
This is where you come in! Join us today in providing skills for living wage digital New Collar Jobs that will allow affordable housing residents to Grasp the Future!