New Haven LEARN Resource Center Awarded $175K Grant

By Emma Koch - 21Alive

New Haven LEARN Resource Center Awarded $175K Grant

March 24, 2014 Updated Mar 24, 2014 at 3:14 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (21Alive) -- The Indiana Department of Education has awarded a $175,000 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant to East Allen Family Resource Center D/B/A LEARN Resource Center. The grant will fund academic enrichment programs in year round out-of-school programs for students at New Haven Primary and New Haven Intermediate Schools. The grant was submitted in cooperation with East Allen County Schools.

“We are so fortunate to receive this grant a second time,” LEARN Executive Director, Sharon Wilson said. “We believe receiving this award reflects positively on the hard work of our staff as we achieve our goals and continue our mission to enrich the learning and well-being of the children and families we serve.”

Grant funds will be used to support before school, after-school and summer programs and will not be used for overall operating expenses. “We still need on-going support of the local community as this grant does not fully fund the organization,” Wilson said.

Of the 78 school corporations, nonprofits and community organizations applying for grants, fifty-three organizations serving 184 afterschool sites received 21st Century Community Learning Center grants designed to provide academic enrichment opportunities for students. The total awarded for this year is approximately $11.1 million. Projects can be funded for a period of three (3) to five (5) years. This year’s awards will be funded for four (4) years and five (5) months based upon annual reviews and successful implementation.

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