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.

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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Carolina First Steps

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $60,000

This grant will increase the capacity of the Nurse Family Partnership, which pairs a nurse with low-income, first-time mothers from pregnancy through each child's second birthday.

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Washington Center

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $23,810

For assistance with the purchase of nine Promethean Board systems for special needs classsrooms.

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Meyer Center for Special Children

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $49,290

To provide scholarships for special needs students unable to afford care.

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Phillis Wheatley Association – Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $35,800

For partial funding of $170,048 needed to fund a seven-week summer program, "I Can and Must Make a Difference", for 100 at-risk Greenville County children in grades K-8.