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Allston/Brighton Groups Receive Grants from Allston/Brighton-Boston College Community Fund

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CHESTNUT HILL, MA (9-17-09) --  On Monday, September 14, Boston College President William P. Leahy, SJ, and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino presented checks to eight Allston/Brighton groups selected as recipients of the Spring 2009 Allston/Brighton-Boston College Community Fund grants.

A total of nearly $24,000 in grant money was awarded at a ceremony held at the Boston College Neighborhood Center/Minihane's Flower and Garden Shop, in the shop's Green House Cafe, at 425 Washington Street in Brighton Center.

Grants of up to $3,000 each were presented to the following Allston-Brighton groups:

Allston-Brighton Resource Center

Faneuil Tenant Organization, Inc.

Gardner Pilot Academy

Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Open Door Ministry

Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly

PAL Soccer/Brighton

St. Columbkille Partnership School

Veronica B. Smith Multi-Service Senior Center

Among the programs benefiting from the grants are: enhanced computer resources, youth services and programs, an educational literature program, physical plant improvement, a volunteer training program, soccer equipment purchases, and a senior center improvement project.

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Boston College President William P. Leahy, SJ and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino congratulate Jennifer Girvin of Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly, a recipient of one of the grants. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)


The Allston/Brighton-Boston College Community Fund Committee is comprised of community residents and representatives of Boston College and the City of Boston. The Community Fund supports projects and initiatives of organizations, associations and programs serving Boston’s Allston-Brighton neighborhood. The committee gives special consideration to proposals benefiting youth, senior citizens and the needy in Allston/Brighton as well as the beautification of the city.