Phillips Charitable Foundation has recently awarded six grants with a focus on literacy. Each of these new grantees plays a vital role in helping all people, regardless of challenges, to experience the joys and opportunities that come with the ability to read, write, and communicate. The following grants were awarded:
The Hearing and Speech Agency of Metropolitan Baltimore, Inc. (HASA) was awarded $14,000 for upgraded learning equipment including six interactive smart projectors and age-appropriate books for their Gateway School library. The Gateway School is a nursery, primary, and middle school for students with autism and other related communication challenges.
Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR) serves at-risk 2nd graders in Anne Arundel County who are reading below grade level. STAIR fills a need that reading specialists and teachers do not have the time to address: one-on-one reading time. STAIR was awarded $32,500 for the Tracy’s Landing Elementary School expansion and for books, school supplies, and other general operating expenses.
Anne Arundel County Literacy Council was awarded $2,790 to purchase ten refurbished laptops to help their GED and National External Diploma Program students prepare for their required online tests. The AA County Literacy Council provides free individualized literacy, math, and English as a second language instruction for low-income county residents desiring to improve their skills.
Arundel House of Hope provides emergency, transitional, and permanent affordable housing and supportive services for low income and homeless residents in Anne Arundel County. $4,000 was awarded to go towards their adult literacy program and afterschool program.
Center of Help, Inc. was awarded $20,000 to support literacy and education-related programs in their mission is to assist Hispanic-Latinos and other immigrants socially, educationally, and economically to become contributing citizens in the Anne Arundel County community.
DePaul School was awarded $30,000 for their project ‘Listening in Literacy’. The goal of this project is to expand family literacy overall by increasing the professional knowledge of their staff and increasing parent resources, knowledge, and engagement. DePaul School, located in Pittsburgh, PA, provides quality Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) education to children with hearing loss. Their students need services, books and writing materials that are adapted to their unique vision, hearing, and physical needs.
Congratulations to each of these deserving organizations!