“It’s running up to them and saying listen, I know you have a need, and I will be there for you. I will help you push through, and help you become that somebody I know you can become."
-Fitzgerald Grant, Executive Director
Our program includes free transportation, dinner, homework help and more, all while keeping students safe and engaged to learn.
Our inexpensive 7 week summer program gives students plenty of learning opportunities – from rock climbing and roller skating to field trips to nearby communities.
Preventing students from exposure to gang and drug related activities, we reach out to students and families at home while tracking academics and behavioral issues.
Through a partnership with New Horizon Tutoring Services, we offer students a seven-week, affordable prep program, including a tutor and materials needed to prepare for the college entrance exam.
The Sanford Center serves the community through several programs and services in support of its mission to build character in youth. Having the community center and these services in place make outreach efforts more successful.
When it comes to building community at the Sanford Center, Executive Director Fitz Grant believes it starts with finding those individuals who are in need.
“It’s running up to them and saying listen, I know you have a need, and I will be there for you. I will help you push through, and help you become that somebody I know you can become. That’s what we want to do at this agency. Make people believe they can do anything they want to. We do that by spending time with them and building them up. One person at a time, one conversation at a time, one visit at a time, we build them up.”
6100 Morningside Ave.
Sioux City, IA 51106
1700 Geneva St.
Sioux City, IA 51103