WASHINGTON, DC, October 24, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/
-- For the first time, federal workers in the Washington area can help get young people "Ready by 21" by contributing to the Forum for Youth Investment through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).
The Forum today announced its inclusion as a charity in the 2012 CFC of the National Capital Area. The Forum - listed on page 50 in the 2012 Catalog of Caring (CFC #67790) - provides a range of services and tools to help communities and states improve the odds that all youth will be Ready by 21 for college, work and life.
"This workplace-giving program gives federal employees the chance to improve the quality of life for those within their communities - which mirrors our mission to improve the quality of life for all youth, community by community," said Forum CEO Karen Pittman.
During the CFC campaign season from Sept. 1 to Dec. 15, federal civilian and military employees support charities such as the Forum through payroll deductions, online contributions and electronic bank transactions. In 2011, more than 121,000 employees pledged over $64.5 million through the campaign.
"We thank not only the generous donors within the federal government, but the dedicated public servants who voluntarily coordinate and promote the CFC within their agencies," Pittman said.
Informed by rigorous research and practical experience, the Forum forges innovative ideas, strategies and partnerships to strengthen solutions for young people and those who care about them. Its signature initiative, Ready by 21, is a set of strategies that helps communities and states make a measurable difference in the lives of children and youth.
Find out more about the Forum at www.forumfyi.org
and about Ready by 21 at www.readyby21.org
. The CFC is at http://cfcnca.org
The Forum for Youth Investment is a nonprofit, nonpartisan "action tank" dedicated to helping communities and the nation make sure all young people are Ready by 21 : ready for college, work and life. For further information, please contact email@example.com
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