Launched in 2003, India Community Center (ICC) www.indiacc.org is today the largest community center in the US serving our diaspora. It provides a strong force for all people of Indian descent to come together under its non-political, non-religious and non-regional platform to truly Unite, Serve and Celebrate our wonderful community.
ICC has become the quintessential place for all parents who want to inculcate the Indian values they cherish by enrolling their kids in the myriad activities that ICC offers while keeping strong academics at the forefront. All this is done by a small team of highly skilled and tenured ICC staff and teachers. Their total dedication and deep care for all the kids and their parents is one of the reasons why we have a thriving youth program at ICC.
To keep our community safe due to threat from COVID-19, we closed our facilities on March 14. As we are a community center and rely on our school, community programs, events and other means to raise funds, we have lost all sources of revenue and already expecting at least $500,000 in loss and possibly even more.
So far, we have been able sustain our staff based on savings and past revenue, but being a non-profit, the continued closure is taking its toll particularly on our hourly staff and teachers. While some federal funding might help us, it may not come in fast enough to retain many of these people. That is why we are request your support to help keep our teachers and staff at ICC. They are the lifeline of the youth program! They are essential to providing the excellent education to your children!
To keep things running and minimize impact to the kids, our teachers are offering FREE virtual programs for Preschool and After School kids with homework packets so that they can help parents focus on their work and keep the kids mentally stimulated and learning during this time. The teachers are doing even though there is no guarantee of pay due to COVID-19. We are in danger of losing these amazing teachers!
This is the time to Show ICC Teachers and Staff that you care! It will mean a tremendous amount to us if you can make a donation of any amount that suits you to show your support of ICC Teachers and Staff. We can promise the following:
· 100% Donation will go to fund the teachers and hourly admin staff's salary/compensation.
· ICC management will match the donation and contribute the same amount to all hourly employee’s salary during this closure.
· ICC Management will also take care of payment of their medical and other major expenses
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If your company offers a match, either donate via your corporate portal or please donate on the ICC website www.indiacc.org or email Rupal Dandia, VP Development firstname.lastname@example.org
B F Skinner wrote, “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” Our teachers and staff work tirelessly to educate your kids. Today, your ICC, its teachers and its staff are facing their toughest challenge. They could leave us and be forgotten, but your support at whatever amount that you can give, will make a BIG difference and most importantly it will show to them that you care!