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Providence Rotary Charities Foundation awards $114,000 to 26 community agencies and Childhood Literacy Initiative
The Providence Rotary Charities Foundation, charitable arm of the Rotary Club of Providence, has awarded grants totaling $114,000 to 26 nonprofit agencies serving children in and around the city and to its signature Childhood Literacy Initiative.
“Our two-pronged giving strategy is aimed at providing meaningful support to smaller agencies offering a variety of specialized services to Providence area children, and supporting innovative literacy education programs in the Providence Public Schools,” said Janet A. Feyler, chairwoman of the foundation, and Holly B. Applegate, president of the club. “This focus on the needs of children has been the club’s philanthropic mission for most of its 111-year history.”
The Childhood Literacy Initiative donated $65,000 to fund a comprehensive digital library for use in all the city’s middle schools and targeted literacy support and measurement tools for students, primarily those reading below grade level, at Harry Kizirian Elementary School.
“We are proud to award these 26 not-for-profit organizations, whose programs enrich the lives of underserved children in and around Providence, a total of $49,000,” said Feyler.
134 CollaborativeTo support the Out of School Jam program
Adoption RITo support the Educational Success program
Alternatives to Violence Project To support the Educational In-Person program
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode IslandTo support the Family Empowerment Investment Fund program
Books Are WingsTo support the Literacy Partnership program
Camp JORITo support Scholarship Assistance for Neediest Children program
Community Boating Center, Inc.To support the Eco Adventure Sailing Camp Scholarships program
Community Preparatory SchoolTo support the Scholarship Sponsor program
Everett: Company, Stage & SchoolTo support the After-school Performing Arts Classes program
FirstWorksTo support FirstWorks Arts Education program
Inspiring MindsTo support the Tutoring and Mentoring Services program
Katie Brown Educational ProgramTo support the Relationship Violence Prevention Education in Providence program
New Urban ArtsTo support the Youth Mentorship in the Arts and Summer Art Internships program
Providence ¡CityArts! for YouthTo support the Broad Street Studio Classes program
Providence Community Opportunity CorporationTo support the Youth Internship program
Providence PromiseTo support the Providence Promise’s Family Engagement & Early Scholarships program
Providence Public LibraryTo support the Passport to Summer Learning program
Read to SucceedTo support the Read to Succeed 2022 Summer program
Rhode Island Tutorial & Educational Services (RITES)To support the 2022 RITES Summer program
Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education (RISE)To support the Mentoring & Wrap Around Supports for Children of Incarcerated Parents program
Saint Mary’s Home for ChildrenTo support the Finding Hope and Healing through Reading program
San Miguel SchoolTo support the purchase of 20 new soccer athletic uniforms for the 2022-2023 academic year
Save the BayTo support the Explore The Bay – Project-based Watershed and STEM Programming for Providence Students program
Sojourner HouseTo support Camp Eureka – the free week-long summer camp for children, ages 5-13, who have witnessed violence in their homes
Sophia AcademyTo support the Farm School Class Trip program
Stages of FreedomTo support the Swim Empowerment program
The Rotary Club of Providence was founded in 1911 as the 22nd club in what is now the worldwide Rotary International with more than 33,000 clubs and 1.2 million members. “The club always welcomes new members, providing an opportunity to do good in the community and the world, in the company of people you like,” Applegate noted.
For membership information, visit www.ProvidenceRotary.org .
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