For Immediate Release
Chester, PA – Chester Eastside Inc., announced they have been awarded $127,500 over three years from the United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey. Funded programs include Out of School Time (afterschool programs) and early literacy efforts in Delaware County.
2019 United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey’s grant award focus is on ending intergenerational poverty. Chester Eastside will be awarded $42,500 annually for three years.
Chester Eastside, Inc. offers Out-of-School Time (OST) educational programs for youths in grades K-8 year-round. The grant will support the expansion of the program and outcomes in an evidence based model.
Programs seek to:
– Provide a safe and supportive learning environment,
– Promote positive interpersonal interactions, good decision-making and conflict resolution skills,
– Assist students in planning, reflecting on their actions and taking responsibility, and,
– Supplement and enhance the academic learning provided in the student’s public school.
About United Way of Greater Philadelphia & New Jersey
United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. Their mission is to end intergenerational poverty in our region by harnessing, leveraging and strategically investing the collective power of donors, advocates and volunteers, to help individuals and families break the cycle of poverty.
For more information, please contact:
Rev. Zuline Gray Wilkinson, M.Div., MSW
Chester Eastside, Inc.
Chester Eastside, Inc. – 610.872.4812