SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SPRINGFIELD $315,836
Two new sites will be created and a third site will be expanded and enriched through the "Time Out for Communities" (ToC) after school, weekend, and summer program. The sites will offer outdoor activities, pools, gyms, computer labs, classrooms, and libraries for an array of project activities.
BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS, BOSTON $305,977
"Opening Doors to Schools & Learning" school-community teams of parents, educators, providers of youth services, arts and cultural organizations and others will create community learning centers providing students with academic programming tied to standards; substance abuse and violence prevention education; access to arts, cultural, technological and athletic activities; community service learning; and peer support and leadership development.
CHELSEA SCHOOL DEPARTMENT, CHELSEA $142,000
The consortium will develop and implement programs for youth and will work collaboratively to provide offerings outside of the traditional school day to better meet the education, health, social service, cultural and recreational needs of the community. All programs - academic, artistic, or recreational - will support the school's curriculum, which is based on state-wide standards of achievement in core content areas.
NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE CHARTER SCHOOL, DORCHESTER
The Neighborhood House Charter School Community Learning Center will increase academic achievement of adolescent students by providing a stimulating, education-based, safe haven offering expanded learning opportunities after school, weekends and in the summer.
HOLYOKE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, HOLYOKE $479,200
The three Community Centers will provide a modified SCORE Program academic component operated by the Holyoke Public Schools and a recreational program operated by community-based agencies during after school hours, on weekends, and in the summer.
HAMPSHIRE EDUCATIONAL COLLABORATIVE, NORTHHAMPTON
"RVP CREATES" project activities include: community service learning; career exploration; mentoring; reading, math, science and technology; academic support and enrichment; cooperative learning; counseling; health; recreation and cultural programs; community linkages; and violence and substance abuse prevention.