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.