PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) – The Providence Public School District has awarded more than $ 150,000 to eight local nonprofits to enrich the school experience for students and families.
All funded nonprofits align with Providence’s recovery action plan. The grants are:
- The YMCA of Greater Providence will launch a Shooting Stars Academic Program for after-school literacy and math support for elementary school students.
- Inspiring Minds of Rhode Island will offer tutoring and mentoring to elementary school students.
- The College Crusade of Rhode Island will offer a bilingual transition to college programs for college families.
- Mentor Rhode Island will create a mentoring program for middle school students at DelSesto Middle School.
- Family Service of Rhode Island will launch a partnership to build relationships with Kindergarten and Kindergarten families at Anthony Carnevale Elementary School.
- New England Basecamp will establish a School Culture Community Team at DelSesto Middle School to support school-wide socio-emotional support.
- Rhode Island for Community and Justice will lead a community support team focused on restorative practices for youth at Central High School.
- The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council will be offering a variety of environmental education programs to the William D’Abate Elementary School community.
“We are pleased to partner with exceptional community organizations to deliver high quality educational programs to students of Providence,” said Commissioner AngÃ©lica Infante-Green. “We know that students have been affected by the disruption in schools caused by the pandemic and our Community Impact Grants support opportunities and experiences focused on academic and socio-emotional supports that will help them not only recover, but go forward.”
âOur Community Impact Grants allow us to leverage the expertise and capacity of partner organizations that share our commitment to student success,â said Acting Superintendent Javier MontaÃ±ez. “These additional resources are especially important in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and will help accelerate student learning this year.”