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Community Foundation of Elkhart County Summer Learning Grants for Students

Thursday, May 6, 2021
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Crossroads United Way and the Community Foundation of Elkhart County are awarding grants to help enhance summer learning opportunities.

The Covid-19 pandemic resulted inconsistent schedules, children being unable to regularly attend school and the loss of in-person contact with peers and teachers. Grants are being offered to help organizations in Elkhart County help students this summer recover from some of those losses. The grants being awarded total $232,689.

Those receiving grants are:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart County, Summer Learning Program, $30,000
  • Center for Community Justice, A Restorative Summer with CCJ, $10,064
  • E3 Robotics Center, Summer STEM Camps, $20,000
  • Elkhart Education Foundation, Summerscape, $25,000
  • Elkhart Public Library, Free Books to Feed Minds, $6,500
  • Five Star Life, Collaborative Summer Programming, $16,250
  • Goshen College, Creative Kids Camp, $50,000
  • Goshen Public Library, Nourishing Bodies & Nurturing Minds, $7,000
  • Goshen Theater, Drama Club Summer Program, $3,000
  • Jefferson Community Church, LYNC, $25,000
  • Ryan’s Place, Camp Hope and Teen Journaling Summer Program, $7,390
  • uLEAD, Elkhart Parks Adventure Camp, $2,485
  • Woodlawn Nature Council, Summer Learning Immersion, $5,000
  • Youth For Christ of Elkhart County, Lifeline Summer Camp, $25,000

In spring 2021, Community Foundation of Elkhart County and Crossroads United Way serving Elkhart, LaGrange & Noble Counties worked together to award grants to help organizations meet needs arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Organizations were encouraged to work collaboratively to provide enriched experiences that will help students cover learning loss and build social emotional skills. These programs will serve a diverse group of children and help working families overcome barriers,” said Mona Livingston, Director of Community Impact for Crossroads United Way. 

“We saw a need to give educational providers additional support as they work with families and students. These grants will help assure the success of students across Elkhart County,” said Amanda Jamison, Senior Program Officer for the Community Foundation.

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