PCU announces $104,500 in grants from Community Investment Fund

PAWTUCKET CREDIT UNION CEO George J. Charette III, second from left in front row, announces the recipients of $104,500 in grants from the credit union's Community Investment Fund. With Charette are representatives of the grant awardees. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET CREDIT UNION

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.

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