Local groups get grants


CCEF and The Vault awarded funds from Illinois Prairie Community Foundation


CLINTON, Ill.  – Clinton Community Education Foundation and The Vault teen and community center, in Clinton, are among 73 central Illinois agencies to receive grants from the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation.
Illinois Prairie Community Foundation has awarded $139,311 in three categories of grants to 73 programs in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties. Grants ranged from $500 to $5,505. Funding came from the Jerome Mirza Foundation, donors to the Community Foundation’s annual campaign and several endowments at the Community Foundation.
• Clinton Community Education Foundation – $1,500 for “Read Across Clinton” to improve the reading achievement of economically disadvantaged children by providing each child a variety of books to take home on last day of the school year.
The grant to CCEF will be used to support the group’s “Read Across Clinton” program.
The literacy program provides books for children to take home and build their own personal libraries.  New and like-new books are accepted for the program for kindergarten-fifth grade students.
Goals of “Reading Across Clinton” also include encouraging a love of reading and improving the reading achievement of low income students.

• See the complete story in the Friday, 5/15 print edition of the Clinton Journal and on the Journal E-Edition.

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