Fight for Children announced recently that the organization had awarded $800,000 to non-profits in the nation's capital that focus on early childhood education and health. The funding originated from the Fight Night 2012 fundraiser that I attended last year.
I was especially excited to read the description of the way the support will be utilized at CentroNia, which seems to dovetail nicely with the tutoring my wife and I do through the Latino Student Fund.
"Fight For Children is excited to work with CentroNia and the CentroNia Institute to fund the professional development and coaching of four community-based early childhood centers in the District of Columbia to improve program quality and strengthen school readiness. Through this effort, the CentroNia Institute will work directly with approximately 20-25 teachers, four center directors and four early childhood education center coordinators. In addition, Fight for Children's grant will fund the creation of a model classroom where a high quality learning environment for young children can be observed, best practices can be implemented and cohorts of teachers from multiple community centers can be educated."
All of these grantees appear to play an extremely valuable role in our community. You can read the details of the partnerships with Fight for Children here.