Education

GWG promotes lifelong learning by supporting projects that educate individuals for a productive life from early childhood through higher education as well as those providing for teacher development and access to quality educational programs and job training.

GIRL SCOUTS OF SC – MOUNTAINS TO MIDLANDS

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $88,540

$88,540 over 2 years to establish Girl Scout troops for girls who are from low-income homes or are homeless.

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Fostering Great Ideas

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $47,000

To develop a Greenville Tech student/staff mentoring program for foster children to assist with college applications and ensure college success

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Greenville Literacy Association

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $59,158

Used to provide contextualized basic education courses to prepare 160 under-educated adults for specific skilled employment.

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Meyer Center for Special Children

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $56,292

The money provided a reliable telephone system, commercial washer and dryer, and a new HVAC unit for the school, which serves children with disabilities.

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Meyer Center for Special Children

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $50,552

To provide full and partial scholarships for 41 students for speech, occupational and physical therapy, along with educational services.

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St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $50,000

For 91% funding of materials for the school's first-ever library, to be housed in the school's new building which will open in 2013.

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Legacy Charter School

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $76,445

For 43% funding of the Lion's Club After-School Program, a critical component in improving poor academic performance and behavior issues for at-risk students. The program, offered at no charge to families, will focus on three key needs: academic excellence, character education, and physical fitness/health.

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Greenville Literacy Association, Inc.

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $56,600

Funding to adapt and expand services for the GED test, English as a Second Language (ESL) and WorkKeys assessment.

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Public Education Partners

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $100,000

Greenville Women Giving's first $100,000 grant will be used to improve early grade reading proficiency in 8 elementary schools in Greenville County by strengthening reading strategies and improving the reading abilities of all students.

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Camperdown Academy

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $36,813

To contribute to Title I teacher training for students most at risk of failing school. Teachers from Monaview Elementary and Hollis Academy will be provided with the training necessary to use Orton-Gilligham techniques in their classrooms to improve reading scores of children from kindergarten through 5th grade.

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