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12 Allston-Brighton Groups Awarded Grants
From Boston College

more than $28,000 in total funding

Boston College President William P. Leahy, S.J. and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino address Allston/Brighton-Boston College Community Fund grant recipients. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

CHESTNUT HILL, MA (3-20-12) – Boston College President William P. Leahy, SJ, and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino presented 12 Allston-Brighton groups with a total of more than $28,000 in grants at the Allston/Brighton-Boston College Community Fund grant award ceremony held at the Veronica Smith Multi-Service Senior Center in Brighton on March 16.

The following groups were presented with Fall 2011 Allston/Brighton-Boston College Community Fund grants of up to $3,000 each:

Boston Police Dept./District 14

Charles River Conservancy

Commonwheels Bicycle Co-Op

Deaf, Inc.

Friends of the Faneuil Branch Library

Friends of the Honan-Allston Branch Library

Gardner Pilot Academy

Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church

Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center

Oak Square YMCA

Veronica B. Smith Multi-Service Senior Center

West End House Boys & Girls Club

Among the initiatives benefiting from these grants are: a child car seat safety program for low-income families; the revitalization of Allston Herter Park and the Publick Theatre; self-defense classes; technology upgrades for a senior center and youth programs; a bicycle repair workshop; refrigeration upgrades for a food assistance program; a science education program for youngsters, and a social justice literature project for elementary schoolchildren.

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 community.

--Kathleen Sullivan, Office of News & Public Affairs