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    BCOC receives grant from Clifton Larson Allen Foundation

    The Bucks County Opportunity Council recently received a $20,000 grant from the Clifton Larson Allen Foundation for its Economic Self-Sufficiency Program.

    The Economic Self-Sufficiency Program is BCOC’s Signature program to help low-income families in Bucks County leave poverty permanently.

    The mission of the CLA Foundation is to promote and support diverse individuals and organizations by connecting networks, advancing work readiness and creating career opportunities.

    The CLA Foundation does that by granting in three categories: education – a focus on education and youth development programs that prepare today’s students to thrive in tomorrow’s world; employment – a focus on career-building programs that connect individuals with life changing opportunities; and entrepreneurship – programs that help the entrepreneurs and small business owners that support us and our communities.

    “CLA is about creating opportunities for our clients, our people, and our communities. I am so pleased with how we have been able to create opportunities for BCOC and their Economic Self-Sufficiency Program through a grant from the Foundation this year,” explained Bruce Braunewell, Principal, Non-Profit, of Clifton Larson Allen.     

    The Bucks County Opportunity Council has graduated 330 families and almost 1000 people out of poverty through its Economic Self-Sufficiency Program since its inception.

    This year on October 2nd, another 15 families graduated out of poverty.  For more information about BCOC, visit www.bcoc.org.

    For more information about the CLA Foundation, visit https://www.claconnect.com/about-us/cla-foundation.

    PHOTO CAP: Pictured from left, Seth Rabin of CLA, SaraJane Hamilton, CFO, BCOC, Erin Lukoss, Executive Director, BCOC, Bruce Braunewell of CLA, Danielle Scheponik of CLA, Corinne Nelson of CLA and Joe Cuozzo, Director of Development, BCOC.