Framingham Adult ESL Plus to be Awarded $250,000 Through the Cummings Foundation Grant Program
Framingham Public Schools
Robert A. Tremblay, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Kevin O'Connor, Framingham Adult ESL plus
508 626-4282, koconnor@framingham.
Alison Harding, Cummings Foundation
781 932-7093, firstname.lastname@example.org
"Our volunteers bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives, which is so critical to our grant selection process," said Vyriotes. "Through this democratized approach to philanthropy, they decide more than half the grants every year."
This year's grant recipients represent a wide variety of causes, including food insecurity, immigrant and refugee services, social justice, education, and mental health services. The nonprofits are spread across 45 different cities and towns.
The complete list of 140 grant winners, plus more than 900 previous recipients, is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org.
Cummings Foundation has now awarded more than $375 million to greater Boston nonprofits.
About Cummings Foundation
Woburn-based Cummings Foundation, Inc. was established in 1986 by Joyce and Bill Cummings and has grown to be one of the largest private foundations in New England. The Foundation directly operates its own charitable subsidiaries, including New Horizons retirement communities, in Marlborough and Woburn, and Cummings Health Sciences, LLC. Additional information is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org
Established in 1984, FAESL Plus provides education and support to those who want to make a successful transition into American society and develop the academic skills necessary to meet their goals. In addition to English classes, they offer a wide range of opportunities for every student, including classes in citizenship, computer technology, family literacy, adult basic education, and High School Equivalency. Their philosophy is to provide each student with the language skills necessary to achieve personal success at home, at work, and in the community. The majority of funding is from State and Federal grants. However, the program is still dependent on community and private donations, as well as fund raising to maintain services. The FAESL Plus program operates as a department of Framingham Public Schools, which provides space and support for the classes. For news, updates, and announcements, follow Framingham Adult ESL Plus (@framinghamadultesl) on Facebook and Instagram and (@FraminghamESL) on Twitter.
About Framingham Public Schools
The mission of the Framingham Public Schools is to educate each student to learn and live productively as a critically-thinking, responsible citizen in a multicultural, democratic society by providing academically challenging instructional programs taught by highly-qualified staff and supported by comprehensive services in partnership with our entire community. For news, updates, and announcements, follow Framingham Public Schools (@FraminghamPS) on Facebook, Twitter, and (@framinghamschools) on Instagram. You can also join the conversation using #FraminghamSchools.
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