Founded in 1999, Project Access is committed to giving low-income families the tools they need to break the cycle of poverty by becoming healthier, further educated, and financially stable. Project Access transforms the community center within apartment complexes into fully operational Family and Senior Resource centers. Our centers serve as “one-stop-shop” community hubs that provide low-income families with the resources needed to achieve financial self-sufficiency. This unique model of service delivery allows Project Access to directly impact the lives of hard to reach pockets of underserved, impoverished families within in their own backyards. In 2016, Project Access’ programs served 14,000 people.

Project Access currently operates 58 Family and Senior Resource Centers throughout California, Colorado, Georgia, and Arizona. Our programs empower low-income residents to reach economic self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life. Key programs and service initiatives include:

•Economic Stability—Project Access provides financial literacy and education, employment assistance, computer lab access and technology training, Second Language Acquisition classes, and GED assistance in order to build skills that contribute to stable employment. Our services give low-income individuals access to skill-building and education in order to break the cycle of poverty and secure a living wage.

• Education for Youth—We aim to level the educational playing field for low-income youth by increasing academic achievement. Project Access offers early learning programs for preschool-age children, after-school tutoring and educational enrichment activities for students in grades K-12, and college preparation and teen leadership programs for older youth.

• Health and Wellness—Project Access increases access to health and wellness services through health and resource fairs, preventative health services and screenings, supplemental food distribution, health education, and health insurance assistance. Our programs promote equitable access to health resources for low-income families and seniors.

• Community Building—Project Access believes that a home is more than just four walls and a roof. In order to foster community safety and reduce social isolation, we provide family engagement activities, community building events, neighborhood safety programs, and social/recreational activities for seniors. Our community building efforts help develop safe, thriving, connected communities.

Project Access is the proud recipient of several community awards, including the Bank of America Neighborhood Builder Excellence Award. Recent awards include the 2016 City National Bank Partner of the Year Award, the 2016 Disney Million Dollar Dazzle Award, and the Housing and Education 2015-16 Excellence Award.