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Dec. 16, 2004 • Volume 13 Number 8

Fall Community Fund Grant Winners Announced

Winners of the fall 2004 Allston/Brighton-Boston College Community Fund grants were recently announced. The fund, established in 1993, has awarded grants to community groups twice a year since 1995. A committee that includes representatives of Boston College and the neighborhood determine which proposals receive awards.

Those groups selected for the most recent round of grants were:

-Allston-Brighton Adult Education Coalition: $2,478 for a conference to aid those on wait-lists for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs.

-Caritas St. Elizabeth's Adult Day Health Center: $919 to purchase computer and audio-visual equipment.

-F. Lyman Winship School: $2,325 for creation of a student-produced newsletter aimed at Spanish and Chinese-speaking families to be distributed to local businesses.

-Friends of the Oak Square Common: $1,800 for planting and beautification projects in the Oak Square area.

-Friends of Ringer Park: $2,250 to create and distribute informational brochure for residents and businesses.

-James A. Garfield Elementary School: $1,380 to create lunch-time educational enrichment and recreational classes.

-Oak Square YMCA: $1,225 to develop comprehensive art curriculum.

-One With One Inc.: $2,500 to produce on-line English as a Second Language (ESL) programs and other related materials.

-Open Door Ministry Resurrection Orthodox Church: $2,500 to add seating and seating storage to church.

-Our Lady of the Presentation Elementary School: $2,200 to develop "traveling art show" displaying student work in public locations.

-St. Columbkille's Elementary School: $2,441 to fund school basketball program.

-Allston-Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force: $600 to support drug education program for parents.

-Commonwealth Tenants Association: $1,400 to purchase supplies and equipment for after-school program.

-The Literacy Connection: $1,000 to expand literacy program for children preparing for American citizenship.

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