Photo courtesy of East End Family Resource Center
East End Family Resource Center $40,343 (Education) East End Family Resource Center will partner for the second year with The Education Alliance and Kanawha County Schools to provide the AmeriCorps on the Frontline Dropout Prevention program; the Bob Burdette Center and PRO-Kids will also join the collaboration in 2016. The project’s target population are at-risk students in grades 3-5 at Piedmont Elementary, Mary C. Snow Elementary, and Edgewood Elementary. Funding will help support six AmeriCorps mentors, staff, volunteer recruitment and community engagement, and STEAM education materials.
“TGKVF will help us fulfil our Mission of “building bridges of opportunities” by giving Charleston residents the opportunity to achieve. We accomplish our mission by coordinating, facilitating, and/or initiating activities and programs that respond to the needs of families.”
At its September 21, 2016 meeting, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) Board of Trustees approved the distribution of eighteen grants (18) totaling $864,570. Of that total, $614,570 will be disbursed over a one-year period and $250,000 will be disbursed over a five-year period.
Learn more in the Foundation’s Fall 2016 newsletter here.