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Allston-Brighton Groups Awarded Grants From Allston-Brighton/Boston College Community Fund

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (12-15-14) – A dozen Allston-Brighton organizations have been awarded a total of more than $33,000 in grants from Boston College via the Allston-Brighton/Boston College Community Fund.

The following groups were selected for Fall 2014 Allston-Brighton/Boston College Community Fund grants of up to $3,000 each:

Allston Board of Trade

Allston-Brighton Little League

Brighton Board of Trade

The Boston Minstrels

Boston Police Dept.

Charles River Conservancy

Franciscan Hospital for Children

Horace Mann School for the Deaf

Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly

The Literacy Connection

ScanWorks at Horace Mann

West End House Boys & Girls Club

Among the initiatives supported by these grants are: a youth basketball program; equipment purchase for adaptive sports for children with disabilities; enhanced hearing aid technology for the elderly; self-defense courses; English language tutoring and citizenship preparation programs; holiday light displays; a project to digitize archival neighborhood newspapers, and a technology education program.

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.

--Office of News & Public Affairs