Barbara Bush Foundation Awards $600,000+ in New Grants
Middle Tyger Community Center
To support the Family Literacy Program, which equips disadvantaged families with the literacy and childcare skills necessary to become self-sufficient, productive members of the community. The grant will allow the Center to integrate more thoroughly the four basic components of family literacy programs into their service offerings, providing adult education services, early childhood education services, parent education services, and intergenerational literacy activities. Collaborating agencies, such as Spartanburg School District Five, will provide resources and referrals.
Madison Metro School District
To support the Madison Family Literacy Program, which provides very low- literacy immigrants and refugees with intensive adult, early childhood, parenting, and intergenerational literacy activities in order to give them the skills needed to succeed in school and in the workplace. With support from the Northport Community Neighborhood Networks, Wisconsin Colleges Technical Systems, and other providers, the program offers adult and early childhood classes year-round.
Founded by Barbara Bush in 1989, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy supports the development and expansion of family literacy programs -- in settings where parents and children read and learn together -- across the United States. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis to nonprofit organizations, correctional institutions, homeless shelters, schools and school districts, libraries and community- and faith-based agencies. Over the past 20 years, the Foundation has awarded nearly $32 million to 730 family literacy programs in 50 states including the nation's capital. The Foundation is housed at The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region in Washington, DC. To learn more, visit www.barbarabushfoundation.com.