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Yours Humanly Receives $213K Grant from the City of Concord, CA
Funds will benefit 4,000+ students across ten elementary schools
By: Yours Humanly
While classrooms are considered homogeneous for grade level, they are heterogeneous for reading ability—that is, within a grade, students are at different points in their reading skills. To promote early literacy and grade level proficiency, Yours Humanly will use the funds to provide picture books, chapter books, leveled reading books, and bilingual books for students and classrooms in need, and host two on-campus Family Literacy nights per school (fall and spring) to encourage parent engagement and reading at home.
"We are deeply grateful to the City of Concord for awarding this generous grant and for giving us the opportunity to help thousands of students in need," said Sunny Singh, founder and CEO of Yours Humanly. "We appreciate the City of Concord's belief in the work we do and look forward to putting this important early literacy project in place on behalf of children."
Through a larger federal grant program, the City of Concord allocated a total $7 million in one-time funds to 22 local nonprofits serving the Concord community, Yours Humanly being one of those 22 organizations.
"As a city that benefits from the contributions of so many wonderful nonprofit organizations, we are grateful for this unique, one-time opportunity to make a significant investment in their work," said Concord Mayor Laura Hoffmeister.
About Yours Humanly, www.YoursHumanly.org
Driven by the belief that education is a basic human right, Yours Humanly funds global efforts to provide children in need access to quality education and equitable resources. While the programs and resources it provides vary among the countries and cultures in which it works, Yours Humanly's focus is always on transforming the lives of children in need through education. By doing so, Yours Humanly is lifting children out of poverty and other challenging situations and empowering them to achieve better, brighter futures.
Cambodia | Haiti | India | Nepal | Philippines | United States