PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket Credit Union’s Community Investment Fund is awarding $104,500 in grants to 11 local nonprofits focused on providing academic support to low-income children, the credit union’s CEO George J. Charette III announced this week.
The awardees are: The Learning Community, Comprehensive Community Action Program, Kennedy-Donovan Center, Books Are Wings, YMCA of Pawtucket, Friends of Pawtucket Public Library, Back To School Celebration of Rhode Island, Children’s Friend, Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket, Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School, and The Empowerment Factory.
“Improving the lives of families and individuals in the communities we serve is a key component of the credit union’s mission,” Charette said in a news release. “We believe funding programs that provide academic support and enrichment to children and [youths] in some of our most vulnerable communities will help these children achieve a brighter tomorrow.”
Each awardee focuses on an underserved community, providing not only academic support but improving the well-being of at-risk children, PCU said.