Proceeds from the 2017 Triangle Golf Challenge will support two charities in Durham NC: Communities in School of Durham and The Banks Foundation. Donate
The Banks Foundation, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, was formed in November 2000 for the purpose of assisting families who are moving from public housing to private home ownership. For the past ten years, the Foundation has provided down payment assistance to families who have qualified to purchase their first homes. The recipients of the Foundation’s generosity are persons who have received public housing or Section 8 assistance, who have entered into a Family Self Sufficiency contract or other similar agreement for the purpose of becoming a homeowner, and who have completed the requirements for doing so. The Foundation will not assist persons whose income is greater than 80% of the area median income.
With your help, we can continue to assist families who have demonstrated their desire and ability to become homeowners. Please join us, rain or shine, for this uplifting event!
Communities In Schools (CIS) is ranked as the most effective dropout prevention model in the U.S., with 194 affiliates in 27 states. Each local affiliate, including Communities In Schools of Durham, works to fulfill the same important mission: to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Established in 1992, CIS of Durham champions the use of evidence-based programs to help students overcome barriers to their success. Last year, the organization served 24 Durham schools providing resources to over 4,500 students.
Our results-driven programs strengthen families, improve literacy comprehension, increase the graduation rate, provide critical resources and prepare youth for life after high school.