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PC Family Education receives grant for afterschool program PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

The Federation of American Consumers and Travelers (FACT), under its Visions to Ventures Community Grants Program, has awarded $1,100 to Phillips County Family Education Services, Inc. PCFES of Holyoke.

FACT member Toby From, submitted a grant proposal describing the need for funds to assist Phillips County Family Education Services in funding their pilot afterschool homework program. This new program will provide students in grades 1-12 a productive, safe and comfortable place to work on their homework, study and read.

PCFES strives to assist low-income adult learners and their families with the educational needs of the family. In addition to the afterschool homework program, they offer a four-component family literacy program, adult English as a Second Language program and a GED program.

Citizenship and community education classes are also offered. The FACT grant will be used to support this endeavor.

FACT is a national consumer association, which was formed in 1984. The purpose of the Visions to Ventures Program is to provide financial support to FACT members for a variety of activities in support of worthwhile community projects that may never materialize without FACT’s assistance.

In announcing the award, Vicki Rolens, Managing Director of FACT said, “Toby From submitted a well presented proposal requesting funds to help with this very worthwhile endeavor. FACT is pleased to be able to support this wonderful project.”

FACT’s administrative offices are located in Edwardsville, Ill. Persons interested in the Visions to Ventures Program may obtain information by calling 1-800-USA-FACT.