Jaburg Wilk offered a scholarship to one of the ten participants who attended the G33K College Prep Summer Camp. The weeklong camp was presented by Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC), University of Advancing Technology (UAT) and New Way Academy staff for young adults with autism. The camp participants had the opportunity of completing the college admissions process, residing in Founder’s Hall dormitory, attending classes, collaborating in teams, using new technology, completing a group project, eating meals at the university café and taking part in student life activities. The participants gained a deeper understanding of all the skills needed for a successful college experience: admissions, academics, extra-curricular activities, life skills and social activities with other college students. After the camp, participants were offered an online class to practice their college skills. Participants who complete this course will then receive college credit.
Deon Tinson, the scholarship recipient from SARRC’s Jaburg Wilk Scholarship Fund stated “My favorite part of camp was gaming with friends and learning about video game design.” Gary Jaburg, managing partner of Jaburg Wilk and SARRC Vice Chairman, said “College can be stressful and intimidating for any student. Young adults with autism face even more challenges. This camp is a great opportunity for those students to build and practice college skills and learn that college is within their reach.”
Jaburg & Wilk Foundation
Jaburg & Wilk Foundation
The Jaburg & Wilk Foundation is a non-profit foundation committed to enriching the quality of life for the residents of Arizona by fostering private giving and strengthening smaller service providers. To this end, the Foundation awards grants to local non-profit organizations involved in the arts, education, children, at-risk programs, and other community-based efforts. The Foundation grants are awarded after approval of the Grant Committee.
Community Grant Guidelines
Priority is given to:
- Well-run, financially sound organizations. For example, strong board participation and stable management, diverse source of revenues and earned income opportunities.
- Organizations whose mission and proposed project address a current and proven public need for people living and/or working in Maricopa or Pinal counties.
- Applicants that demonstrate strong community support for their organizations and its projects. For example, diversity of other funding sources and community resources or number of diverse participants in the program, project or organization.
- Organizations that show an effective and efficient delivery of program services. For example, greater than 80% of the organization expenses are spent on program services.
Applications may be submitted at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org.