Charles Settlement House Expands After-School Program with Funding from Rochester Area Community Foundation PDF Print E-mail

Rochester, NY – Charles Settlement House will expand its after-school program with the assistance of the Rochester Area Community Foundation.  The foundation is providing a $40,000 grant to lengthen the hours the program is open and expand the clubs and activities offered by Charles Settlement House.  The funding is available for the 2006-07 school year. 

Charles Settlement House is collaborating with Enrico Fermi School #17, Campbell Street Recreation Center, and Foodlink Kids Café for the after-school program.  A photography club is being added, and the School #17 Student Council will survey students to provide input about other new activities.  Activities are held at the school and at Charles House.  The grant will also provide money for additional staff training.

           

Charles Settlement House will celebrate its 90th anniversary in 2007.  The non-profit organization provides services to Northwest Rochester.  Programs include youth development, pre-school, family and emergency services, community organizing, and a senior adult center.

 

As this region’s permanent endowment, Rochester Area Community Foundation helps people strengthen our community while meeting family, business and charitable goals. Those who want to "Give where you Live.SM" benefit from the Community Foundation’s unique combination of community leadership, personalized service, local expertise, and permanent stewardship. The Community Foundation’s 890 funds have awarded more than $203 million in grants since 1972. This generosity is made possible through gifts contributed by our donors totaling a quarter billion dollars.  For more information see www.racf.org.