Des Moines, IA, September 12, 2007 – The Qwest Foundation today announced an award of $6,200 to the Children and Families of Iowa Child Development Center. The funding received from Qwest provides educational programming and materials for at-risk children between the ages of two and six who are attending CFI’s Child Development Center.
The focus of this program is preventative early childhood learning and school readiness. The benefits of this program allow parents the opportunity to work or go back to school to further their education, while providing their children with care that is focused on education and life-skill building activities.
"We are thrilled to be able to help such an important organization like Children and Families of Iowa,” said Max Phillips, Qwest’s president for Iowa. "The Qwest Foundation is committed to helping families and their children get a good start on their education."
“The generous support our organization has received from Qwest is important in supporting our mission and helping these children and families to thrive,” said Sheila Kinman, Children and Families Development Director.
About Children and Families of Iowa:
Children and Families has helped Iowa families for more than 119 years by providing services such as early childhood education, domestic violence outreach, teen programs, adoption, foster care and counseling.
About the Qwest Foundation:
The Qwest Foundation’s core principle is that investing in people and communities provides lasting value for the future. The Qwest Foundation awards grants to community-based programs that generate high-impact and measurable results, focusing on K through grade 12 education and economic development.