Meghan Freebeck, The Academy by Simply the Basics

Date grant awarded: September 1, 2016

Simply the Basics, by Meghan Freebeck, has a mission to provide basic needs to people experiencing homelessness and nonprofit organizations so that they may focus on greater goals. The Academy Program provides Core Life Skills courses in the Bay Area and has a unique focus on the specific challenges faced by the homeless community, such as “Healthy Eating on Food Stamps”. The courses allow participants to see beyond the present and immediate, encouraging a plan for the future, one in which the cycle of homelessness and poverty is broken.