Eleven Rhode Island groups receive $1.9M in AmeriCorps grants

Posted 8/22/11

PROVIDENCE – Eleven Rhode Island organizations have received a total of $1,982,735 in grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced last week.

According to a news release, the grants will support the volunteer work of 269 AmeriCorps members across the state who will mentor and tutor urban school youths; provide after-school opportunities in environmental education, experiential learning and the arts; prepare young children for elementary school; assist high school seniors to apply for college; and extend basic human services to low-income families.

Rhode Island received six competitive grants out of total of 53 given nationally.

Serve Rhode Island, the state’s commission for national and community service, will administer the grants.

Organizations receiving grants were: Brown University ($187,727), Inspiring Minds ($133,000), Institute for the Study and Practice of Non-Violence ($212,800), Providence Children’s Museum ($170,908), Save The Bay/Ocean State Environmental Education Collaborative ($212,800), The Providence Plan/Ready to Learn Providence ($465,500), Charter Corps ($186,200), East Bay Community Action Program ($ 133,000 ), Providence City Arts for Youth/Extended Day Teaching Artists Project ($133,000), Rhode Island Campus Compact Scholarships for Service ($94,600) and The Learning Community Education Fellows ($53,200). •

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