SGES learns about Grace Outreach and has the first meeting with Margaret Grace, President, Board of Trustees for Grace Outreach. We exchange ideas about how our company could help the local 501C3 organization. We had been looking to ally ourselves with a small community-based local non-profit that resonates with our company’s mission.
Grace Outreach seems like a great fit for SGES because it helps women become better-educated and offers them opportunity for potential growth, it is based in New York City (our local community), it is a small organization with a lot of room for growth, it can benefit from having its message communicated to a broader audience, it provides options to individuals who would never have those options without the help of the programs offered by Grace Outreach, and it sheds light on a local issue that many people are unaware of: New York State has the lowest G.E.D. (General Educational Development test) pass rate of all the states in the nation, with New York City’s pass rate even lower than the state average (according to an editorial in the New York Times, October 13, 2009).