Submitted Summaries of Programs (Reviews)
Between April 10 and April 16 (Review Summaries):
Submit your review summary for your assigned program via the “Submit Your Summary link below. Once it is submitted, it will appear on the list below the link. You are free to read other summaries that have been submitted at this point, but comments will not open until April 17.
Between April 17 and May 1 (Evaluations):
Summer Back Pack Program
Alfond Youth Center
New funding request this year to continue the backpack program through the summer months. The program delivers nutritional food supplies to needy families through the back pack program, removing any negative stigma and allowing families easy access to the basic essentials of life.
Site Visit/Phone Conversation Notes:
Jarred discussed the program and the benefits to our community. The program is very effective in supplementing family nutritional needs during the school year. Summer months do not mean the need is reduced, in fact due to schools being closed, the need can be much greater.
The program is privately funded and th eneed in our community continues to grow, This program provides a very positive impact on some of our most vulnerable children and families., Ensuring all of our communities have basic nutritional needs met benefits everyone.
I did not observe any weaknesses. The AYC has logistics worked out very well.
Danny Burgess agrees that this program aligns with Health, as indicated on the application.
This program has requested $3600.
Danny Burgess’s Recommendation: Definitely Fund for $3000
Recommendations and Comments
Definitely Fund = No question, UWMM should fund this program.
Maybe Fund = I think UWMM should fund this program, but I have outstanding questions.
Maybe Don’t Fund = I don’t think UWMM should fund this program, because I have outstanding concerns.
Don’t Fund = UWMM should not fund this program.
Rachel GrantDefinitely Fund
Agree- fund at $3000
Rick DorianMaybe Fund
Although this program clearly meets a growing need in our community, the AYC has a very large donor base and fundraising operation. They had particularly raised a large amount for this program. What is the portion of unmet need? Are there other donations at AYC that could be applied to help fill this new request vs. drawing from UWMM limited funding?
Cheryl FlewellingMaybe Fund
Michelle CesareDefinitely Fund
Robert DahlgrenMaybe Fund
Agree with some other comments – tremendously important, fits with UWMM focus areas, but would want to know more about budget, matches from other sources.
George ColemanDefinitely Fund
Jackie DaltonMaybe Fund
With UW tight budget, may not want to start new funding. What would be the impact on the program if UW did not fund it?