The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a Full-Service Community Schools Program grant of $2.5 million to the Booker T. Washington Community Center in Auburn.
In collaboration with the Auburn Enlarged City School District, the five-year grant will support the creation of new programs for students, including before-school and after-school programs at various elementary schools and expanded support for mental and behavioral health, as well as social-emotional learning.
The programs, under the ACCESS: Advancing Community Schools title, aim to address long-standing daycare needs in the district.
The center was selected as one of 42 recipients out of 240 applicants and will be working with Assistant Superintendent for Student Services Camille Johnson and Executive Director Denise Farrington to plan and implement the grant-funded programs. For more information, visit btwcc.org or aecsd.edu.
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