SISTERS OF CHARITY FOUNDATION AWARDS FOR SUMMER PROGRAMMING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:  Joni T. Close, President 
Office: (330) 454-5800, ext. 303
Cell: (330) 309-3844
jclose@scfcanton.org
400 Market Avenue North, Suite 300
Canton, Ohio 44702

SISTERS OF CHARITY FOUNDATION AWARDS $408,012 FOR SUMMER PROGRAMMING

Canton, Ohio (April 21, 2021) The Board of Directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has announced $408,012 in grant funding.

According to Foundation President Joni Close, “These grants will provide enhanced reading and math support for children participating in summer programs, in an effort to minimize pandemic-related learning loss. The funding will enhance educational opportunities for children who have missed out on so much during this difficult period. Along with a strong focus on reading and math, support for children’s social and emotional well-being was a high priority for us. Also, the partnership with Stark Library, targeting Canton City’s rising kindergarteners through third graders, will serve both summer program participants and children who are learning at home. Research has repeatedly shown that summer learning loss is a significant challenge for students. School closures during the pandemic make the need for summer support even more critical.”

Grants awarded to:

Boys and Girls Club of Massillon , to support the KidStop Summer Program, provide tutoring aligned with local school districts, and offer mental and behavioral health support through Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, in order to minimize pandemic-related learning loss

$55,444

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health , to support mental and behavioral health services for children enrolled in summer programs offered by the YMCA of Central Stark County in the Alliance, Canton, and Plain Local school districts, as well as at Lighthouse Ministries

$53,316

Fairless Local Schools , to support an expanded summer program that will minimize pandemic-related learning loss for students entering kindergarten through third grade

$12,270

Golden Key Center for Exceptional Children , to support an enhanced summer program for children with developmental delays and provide specialized intervention services to minimize pandemic-related educational and behavioral learning losses

$29,769

Lighthouse Ministries of Canton , to support math instruction in the Summer Enrichment Camp in order to reduce pandemic-related learning loss, and to support development of a system to evaluate after-school programming

$17,020

Massillon Family YMCA , to support technology, reading, and math instruction in the summer program to minimize pandemic-related learning loss

$20,000

Our Lady of Peace Elementary School , to support reading and math instruction in the summer program to minimize pandemic-related learning loss

$47,122

St. Anthony/All Saints Parish , to support a summer program for children who speak English as a second language, over two years

$4,000

Stark County District Library , to cover the cost of creating and distributing summer learning kits for Canton City students entering kindergarten through third grade

$89,000

Tiqvah Hands of Hope , to support staffing costs for an enhanced summer program to minimize pandemic-related learning loss

$12,544

YMCA of Central Stark County , to support enhanced programming in reading and math to minimize pandemic-related learning loss at summer camps in the Alliance, Canton, and Plain Local school districts

$67,527

 

Established in 1996, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. Based on the vision of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, the Foundation is committed to addressing the needs of the poor and underserved by understanding the root causes of poverty, nurturing the growth of healthy communities, emphasizing youth and family, and measuring the outcomes of these efforts.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton reviews grants on a rolling basis. Information on the grant application process is available at www.scfcanton.org 

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