The African American Empowerment Fund of Delaware has awarded $6,000 to help support three high-quality programs focused on education in our community. The recipients of the AAEFD’s 2018 Education Grants Program are:
One Village Alliance-$2,500: Propels the most marginalized children and their families on a holistic journey toward excellence through education, entrepreneurship and the arts.
Nehemiah Gateway/Tennis Rocks Tutoring Program-$2,500: Provides opportunities for underserved, at-risk youth and families in the Wilmington area to fulfill their maximum potential academically, socially, and physically.
Nativity Preparatory School of Wilmington-$1,000: A Catholic school for at-risk boys of color, at which a specific program has been designed to assist them in achieving post high school placement at our nation’s most selective colleges and universities and thrive once there.
“We are very proud of the commitment and dedication of the leadership in these three organizations that were selected for this year’s grant cycle,” said Melanie Daniels, chairperson of the Steering Committee of AAEFD.
The AAEFD was formed in 2008 to establish a legacy of leadership in promoting philanthropy to fund causes important to education, social and economic empowerment of African American Delawareans. With the financial support of nearly 100 members and supporters, AAEFD continues to support organizations throughout the state of Delaware.
“The Delaware Community Foundation is proud to support the work of the AAEFD to bolster education programs,” DCF President and CEO Stuart Comstock-Gay said. “These recipients share our belief that access to a quality schooling experience builds opportunity for students.”