CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Any parent classified as “low-income” who also has a student at a Charlottesville City School now has the opportunity to receive $1,500 to achieve their family goals.

It's called the Dreambuilders Program, which is operated by City of Promise, a local group with a mission to end generational poverty.

Once accepted, parents will go through a 19-week program to help them reach self-sufficiency goals such as getting a driver’s license, employment, or going back to school.

“They learn parenting skills and school engagement skills. So, they get a $1,500 grant towards their goals and they participate in classes as a group and with their kids," said Mary Coleman, the executive director of City of Promise.

Ten families will receive grants.

The application is due on Jan. 15 and is available online here.

The group will be finalized Feb. 1.