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HarborOne Foundation Rhode Island Awards $75,000 in Grants

HarborOne Foundation Rhode Island announced today that ten non-profit organizations in the greater Providence area will receive support for their work and commitment to assisting children and families towards a brighter future.
 
“We are excited to expand to Rhode Island to help these outstanding organizations and people serve the financial needs of local individuals, families, businesses and schools,” said James Blake, CEO of HarborOne Bank. “Through these grants we are pleased to recognize and celebrate the crucial role our nonprofit partners play in helping individuals, families and communities thrive.”
 
The HarborOne Foundation Rhode Island’s mission is to strengthen and empower individuals and families by investing in non-profit organizations that create positive and lasting change across Rhode Island. The Foundation focuses its support on organizations that provide educational opportunities, create access to safe and affordable housing and deliver basic human services to our most vulnerable citizens.
“It is an honor to be able to help organizations like these that do so much to improve lives and communities across this state,” said HarborOne Foundation Rhode Island President William White.

Grant recipients included:

Rhode Island Community Food Bank received a $2,500 grant that will help provide essential food resources to individuals and families in need each month across the state of Rhode Island.

Girls on the Run Rhode Island received a $1,000 grant that will provide financial assistance to 15 girls at two Title 1 schools in Providence County to attend the Girls on the Run after school program where they will learn essential life skills and core values for living an active & healthy life.

Learning Community Charter School, Inc. received a $4,000 grant that will support the innovative Exploratorium, a critical afterschool and summer program that provides approximately 300 students hands-on inquiry experiences through rigorous STEAM programming.

Year Up Rhode Island received a $1,000 grant to support the student bus pass program which provides access to affordable public transportation to the downtown training facility and also to the participant’s respective internship program. 

Center for Resilience received a $4,000 grant which will help with the continuation of the Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) program. The funds will be allocated towards 3rd – 5th grades at the Kevin Coleman Elementary School where they will participate in CFR’s Training Institute and receive regular coaching and mentoring to build program sustainability.

AS220 received a $ 6,000 grant to support the after-school arts education program for youth ages 14-21, many of which are at-and beyond risk or are already in care of the state. The program harnesses comprehensive arts education, career building, and social justice education to affect change for youth and their communities.

Youthbuild Preparatory Academy received a $4,000 grant to help out-of-school youth ages 16-24 gain the academic, occupational, and life skills needed to make a successful transition into post-secondary education and the workforce. Youthbuild is a rigorous workforce development and alternative education program currently serving 40 students annually.

Boys & Girls Club of Warwick received a $2,500 grant to support Power Hour which helps drive positive academic outcomes by extending learning beyond the school day. It offers a structured time and place for staff and volunteers to help youth and teens understand and complete their homework in order to start each day of school better prepared and with a sense of confidence and competence.

MENTOR Rhode Island received a $20,000 grant that will help support 8 direct service mentoring programs. These programs serve 305 at-risk youth by connecting them with a volunteer mentor. These
mentoring relationships have been shown to improve social and academic outcomes for mentees and also has benefits for mentors.
 
Meeting Street received a $30,000 grant as part of their strategic plan to expand their capacity to enrich the lives of children with special needs, developmental delay or are at risk of in the areas of Early Intervention and Early Head Start.
 
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