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City of Promise receives Community Service Award, Check

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

A Vermont engineering firm is contributing to youth education in central Virginia. Hallam ICS presented Charlottesville's City of Promise with the Hallam ICS Award for Community Service and a $2,500 check Friday morning.

The firm regularly gives back to the community, and has offices in Virginia.

City of Promise aims to help students in their education. City of Promise's director says the award provides some affirmation.

"It lets us know that we're on the right track and that people near and far are recognizing the importance of making sure that kids get what they need not only inside of school, but outside of school,” said Sarad Davenport, City of Promise.

Davenport says the money will be used in their after school program, specifically in the Esteem Lab, where students work on their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills.