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.

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.

Greenville Literacy Association

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $29,000

To fund the program "Promoting Academic Success and Job Readiness for 17-21 year old Literacy Students".

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Graduate Greenville

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $50,000

To fund Graduate Greenville programs and increase the percentage of high school students in Greenville County graduating within four years.

Pleasant Valley Connection

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $36,500

GWG funds will be used to purchase a 14-passenger bus, significantly increasing the organization's capacity in existing programs for both young people and senior citizens.

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Greenville County Schools Lifelong Learning

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $35,325

Lifelong Learning is a program of the Greenville County School District providing education and training for adults. GWG funds will be used to expand its "English for Parents" program at 6 additional schools with large Hispanic populations and high percentages of students on free and reduced lunch.

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Furman University: Bridges to a Brighter Future

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $26,100

The GWG award will fund mental and emotional counseling for the students, a part-time art teacher, and participation in a national environmental program called "Climate Quest".

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