Two-Generation Approach

Because Gary Community Investments believes that investing in early childhood yields the greatest social return, we focus the majority of our resources on improving outcomes for young children ages prenatal through five.

But, children experience poverty through no fault of their own. They are members of families struggling to make ends meet. Many are born to parents who oftentimes lack the skills and training to get ahead. GCI understands that addressing the needs of children does not solve the challenges facing their parents, which is why we take a two-generation approach, investing in children up to 18 years old and the families, communities and systems that foster their development.

Through our investments, we are committed to helping prepare children for educational and economic success from an early age while simultaneously equipping their parents with the tools they need to create healthy family environments and build long-term financial security.

Learn more about Colorado's early childhood landscape through Colorado's Youngest: A Profile of the 0-5 Population, a data profile that was developed by The Piton Foundation's Shift Research Lab.