Helping People in Need
Mrs. Pulliam valued giving people experiencing difficulty a hand-up and firmly believed that education is essential to reaching one’s full potential.
The Trust supports:
- Programs that provide adult education or training with accompanying social supports for individuals to obtain and maintain gainful employment.
- Programs that focus on economic self-reliance through micro-lending, small business development and entrepreneurial efforts for low-income individuals.
- Programs that assist the elderly in maintaining their independence and remaining in their homes.
- Programs that assist vulnerable families, women and children to help move them from crisis or instability to greater functioning.
- Programs that provide basic needs, such as food, clothing, emergency shelter or transitional housing.
- Programs that increase the number of licensed foster families and kinship providers.
- Multigenerational programs that help prevent children from entering the system.
- Programs that support young adults, ages 18-25, who are aging out of the system, with post-secondary educational attainment, job training and financial self-sufficiency.
Education and Literacy
- Programs that provide mentoring and tutoring to disadvantaged youth.
- Out-of-school time programs and projects for underserved children.
- Programs that improve literacy skills of adults.
- Programs that work with children (0–5) and their families to improve literacy, reading and language acquisition.