June 22, 2018
Gr. Worcester Comm. Foundation Awards $331 to 18 Nonprofits

May 18, 2017 — The Greater Worcester Community Foundation recently announced that it awarded $331,000 to support early childhood education projects at 18 area nonprofits .

Receiving the early childhood education grants from the Greater Worcester Community Foundation were the following:
  • Ecotarium (Worcester Natural History Society) – $7,500 for a school year kickoff event for WPS students & parents.

  • Edward Street Child Services – $20,000 for a multi-pronged initiative centered around Kindergarten readiness.

  • Edward Street Child Services – $55,000 for expert observation in preschool classrooms to promote quality programming.

  • Family Health Center of Worcester – $15,000 for breastfeeding support group for low-income, immigrant mothers

  • Family Health Center of Worcester – $10,000 for prenatal support groups for low-income, immigrant mothers.

  • Guild of St. Agnes of Worcester – $15,000 for support for early childhood teacher scholarships for college course & professional development.

  • Hope Coalition – $20,000 for training for first-responders to meaningfully respond to early childhood trauma.

  • Horizons for Homeless Children – $8,000 for staffed playtime for children in homeless shelters.

  • House of Peace & Education – $10,000 for an afterschool program for low-income children K-2 experiencing academic challenges.

  • Jewish Family & Children's Service – $10,000 for mental health support for teachers & parents in two Worcester elementary schools.

  • Pernet Family Health Service – $10,000 to increase staff to recruit families for early childhood programs and services.

  • Rainbow Child Development Center – $18,000 for early childhood programming, particularly extended care.

  • The CASA Project – $25,000 for legal aid and support services for children in foster care.

  • Tri-Community YMCA – $10,000 to launch resiliency training series for low-income parents.

  • United Way of Central MA – $60,000 for expansion and strengthening of literacy initiatives in City of Worcester summer youth programs.

  • Worcester Comprehensive Education & Care – $7,500 for programs and support services for teen parents during the isolating summer months.

  • Worcester Public Library Foundation – $5,000 for summer reading incentive program and series of family engagement events.

  • Worcester State University/Latino Education Institute – $25,000 for diverse mix of programs, training and support services for Latino families.

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