A community dedication is planned this month for a new public high school in New York City that has teamed up with The Door Youth Center and ibank Corporation to create a combined education and social-service center.
Citibank has dedicated $200,000--a third of the school's operating budget--for each of the school's first three years. Citibank executives are helping develop a school-based management system, and Citibank staff serve as mentors to the 70 underprivileged students now enrolled in the school.
The Door, in turn, provides free health, legal, counseling, and other services on school grounds.0
The school opened in Manhattan last fall.
The National Center for Family Literacy in Louisville, Ky., last month announced the names of five cities that will receive grants to develop or expand family-literacy programs.
They are Atlanta; Tucson, Ariz.; Pittsburgh; Richmond, Va.; and Rochester, N.Y. Each will get $225,000 over three years. In addition, the center will give $180,000 to Kentucky's Parent and Child Education program, which developed the model literacy program disseminated by the center.
The awards were made possible by a grant of more than $2 million from the Toyota Motor Corporation.
The DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund last month announced eight grants totaling nearly $81 million for teenage-development and job-training programs.
The largest grant--$993,000 over three years--went to the 5 National Center for Service Learning in Early Adolescence at City University of New York to finance a national data base, a resource center, and a technical- assistance network to develop ; adolescent community-service programs nationwide.=
Another $150,000 went to the Youth Action Project in New York City, which conducts youth- leadership-training, problem- solving, and communication seminars in East Harlem.
High/Scope Educational Research Foundation in Ipsilanti, Mich., received $166,000 for a new program to help high- potential low-income adolescents develop their talents and leadership skills.
In addition, the New York- based National Youth Employment Coalition was granted $80,000.
The Boston Globe's Paper Route to College program for newscarriers passed the $8 million mark last month, with a total of $3.1 million in college tuition awarded to 770 students since 1986.
The program offers a one-year, $5,000 scholarship to carriers who have maintained paper routes for three years.--jw
Vol. 10, Issue 28