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Cville City Schools Announce 6 Donations to Support Programs

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Charlottesville City School Press Release

In January, Charlottesville City Schools received six gifts from generous donors. The AT&T Foundation awarded a $21,000 grant to implement the “Jobs for Virginia Graduates” model to promote academic and job-readiness skills for high school students at Charlottesville High School and the Henry Avenue Learning Center.

The Charlottesville Rotary Club Annual Fund at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation supported the Charlottesville High School Orchestra with a $1,000 gift.

The Walker Upper Elementary School Orchestra received a grant of $2,500 to provide tutoring for fifth-grade orchestra students, including English learners, who need extra support. The grant is made possible through the generosity of The Ralph & Genevieve B. Horween Foundation.

The CCS “Reach Them to Teach Them” program received $5,000 from the Grace D. Riggs Fund in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. The program supports teachers’ outreach efforts to connect with parents and collaboratively support each child’s academic growth.

The CCS “Book Buddies” program received a $500 grant from the Quantitative Investment Management Fund in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. The program pairs trained volunteers to offer individualized instruction for emerging readers in elementary school.

The CHS wrestling team received a gift of $300 from the Susan W. Davenport & W. Edgar Spigle Fund in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation.

Charlottesville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins says, “These gifts from our generous donors reflect the wide range of what we do, from arts and athletics to academics and job-readiness. We are so appreciative of our community partners and supporters.”

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