Naomi Usher

The GO Project

Grant Awarded: $6,930

The GO Project in New York City provides integrated year-round educational and family services to children who are performing below grade level and equips them with the confidence and skills needed to succeed at school, at home and in life.

The GO Project currently serves more than 370 students from over 30 public elementary schools in Lower Manhattan. Most are first- and second-generation American low-income children and all are facing serious learning challenges in school. In 2011, GO expanded its program to middle schools to ensure that gains made by students in grade school continue into high school. To raise awareness of this middle school program and solicit funding from existing and potential donors, GO is teaming with Studio Usher to develop a fundraising appeal and other collateral material.