Friends of Braddock
The Friends of Braddock was founded in 1988 by a several citizens in the community that were dedicated to improving the quality of life for youth in and around the Woodland Hills area. The organization (FOB) was incorporated in the state of Pennsylvania on March 23, 1992 as a tax-exempt , non profit, non-political organization. On November 02, 2000 the organization was granted federal tax-exempt status 501c3 allowing all donations to be used as federal tax deductions.
It is the goal of our organization to correct some of the educational problems in the area. We hope to accomplish this goal by awarding scholarships to deserving students who have been accepted to college, technical school or an apprentice program of their choice. Our mission is to help build self esteem and pride among our youth, hoping that this will promote a better economical and social environment for the entire community. We are trying to build a legacy of excellence in our schools and community.
- During our last event under my leadership we were able to distribute 8 scholarships which was a 100% increase over last year.
- I am in the process of reorganizing the program by reviewing all organization materials and policies and procedures.
- Structuring a plan to create and implement a new junior board that can carry out the duties of our organization so that the elder members can step down.