Our mission EightCAP, Inc. Improves our community by partnering with private, government, and community organizations to deliver programs to low-income residents that alleviate the local causes of poverty and its effects.
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Foster Grandparent Program

The Foster Grandparent Program serves the dual purpose of engaging persons 55 years of age and older, particularly those with limited incomes, in volunteer service to meet critical community needs; and to provide a high quality experience that will enrich the lives of the Foster Grandparents. Providing individualized services to have a positive impact on the lives of children in need. Foster Grandparent are assigned to a teacher in classroom. Assignments and activities must involve person-to-person supportive relationships with the child (ren) served. Each Foster Grandparent must be assigned to individual children in order to develop a personal relationship with each child. Individuals served by Foster Grandparents must be children under the age of 21. Children "having special or exceptional needs or with conditions or circumstances identified as limiting their academic, social, or economic development".
    , Other
  • Academic Support
  • Weekly
  • Friendship/Socialization
  • On-site
  • Education, Social Skills
  • Elementary (5-10)
  • Same One-to-One, Same Small Group, Different One-to-One
  • Academically at Risk, Differently-abled
  • School
  • Individuals, Female
  • 1 School Year, More Than A Year
  • 2+ Hours/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons
  • Moderate
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About us EightCAP, Inc., a private non-profit corporation, was established as a Community Action Agency in 1966, serving the mid Michigan counties of Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella, and Montcalm. Each county has at least one EightCAP affiliated office and multiple Head Start Centers. As a community-based agency, EightCAP has extensive program and administrative experience to ensure efficient and effective programs. Collectively, EightCAP collaborates all programs to meet community and individual needs.
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