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Children Deserve a Chance Foundation

Location: Lancaster, PA
Business: College Prep and Leadership Program
Purpose of Loan: Working Capital
Impact: Educational Opportunities

Created by the Children Deserve A Chance Foundation, Attollo is a rigorous college leadership program designed to ensure that high school students reach their full potential. Since its inception, over 1,000 students from 10 school districts in Lancaster County have participated in the Attollo program.

After successfully completing an intense 6-week recruiting program focused on building confidence, the diverse group of Attollo Scholars meet approximately 10 hours a week to engage in programs that encompass academic support, mentoring, leadership development, and career specific training programs. Scholars also embark on college tours where they have the opportunity to visit campuses across the country.

Community First Fund has provided nearly $1.5 million in financing to support the Foundation’s operations and programs so Scholars receive the guidance and resources necessary to develop a solid path to higher education and fulfilling careers.