PROVIDENCE – United Way of Rhode Island announced July 28 that its Women United group awarded $124,000 in grants to three local nonprofits to support increased access to experiential learning for underserved K-3 students, as well as expending out-of-school programs for minority youth.
The organizations received grants between $34,325 and $50,000, United Way said. In a statement, United Way CEO and President Cortney Nicolato said there is a current danger of having a generation of children having educational disadvantages due to isolation and a public health issue that is caused by a lack of individual attention.
“Fortunately, we have advocates and organizations that recognize the long-term implications of these disparities and are doing tremendous work to meet kids – and their families – where they ate and support their ability to thrive,” Nicolato said.
The organizations that received grants are:
- Camp RYSE
- Mount Hope Learning Center
- The Grace School at Meeting Street
James Bessette is the PBN special projects editor, and also covers the nonprofit and education sectors. You may reach him at Bessette@PBN.com. You may also follow him on Twitter at @James_Bessette.
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