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Cornerstone Young Women’s Learning Center Receives $2.6K Grant From Community Foundation

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Notebook Computers Purchased

Cornerstone Young Women’s Learning Center in Plano has received a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Fox River Valley.  “We are thankful and appreciative of the Community Foundation’s grant which will allow us to provide four notebook computers for our residents to use as they complete classes at Waubonsee Community College,” says Regina Niemiec, founder and director of the program.  “These computers will make it easier for our students to take notes in class, to complete homework assignments, to research projects, and to develop computer skills which are essential in today’s work environment.”

Cornerstone Young Women’s Learning Center is a new non-profit facility in Kendall County designed to help young, single, low income mothers improve their lives through education.  Residents will attend Waubonsee Community College and are assisted with housing, child care, transportation and tuition so they can focus on completing their education rather than survival needs.  For more information on how to volunteer, donate, or apply to the program, see our website at

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Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

There’s no question in my mind that the scholarship I received opened up possibilities.

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

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