Community Fund Awards Grants to 12 Allston-Brighton Organizations

(12-22-98) -- The Allston/Brighton-Boston College Community Fund has awarded nearly $24,000 in grants to a dozen Allston/Brighton community organizations.

Boston College contributes $75,000 annually to the fund and awards are made twice a year. A committee that includes representatives of Boston College and the neighborhood determine which proposals receive awards. Winners in the most recent round of grants are:

--Allston/Brighton Soccer League: $1,097 for banquets, balls and medals.

--The Literacy Connection: $2,200 for computer and training.

--St. Anthony's Elementary School: $2,500 for musical instruments.

--Thomas Gardner School: $2,000 for the "Land of Letter" curriculum program.

--Vocational Adjustment Center: $2,400 for computers.

--Friends of the Faneuil Branch Library: $2,400 for computer and software.

--Commonwealth Tenants Association: $700 for the Peer Leader Program.

--Allston/Brighton Family YMCA: $2,500 for Youth in Government and Earth Service programs.

--Alexander Hamilton School: $2,495 for auditorium improvements.

--Our Lady of the Presentation School: $2,500 for exterior beautification.

--Brighton Main Streets: $700 for clean-up projects.

--Allston/Brighton Youth Hockey: $2,500 for recruitment and equipment.

Boston College Community Affairs Director Jean S. McKeigue said the fund strengthens the connection between BC and its host community. "It's a wonderful way to learn about the tremendous things people are doing in the community," she said. "And it's a wonderful way to support those efforts."

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