TD Bank Awards Grant to Stockton Homework Program
Galloway, NJ – The Stockton Center for Community Engagement (SCCE) has received $10,000 from the TD Bank Charitable Foundation to support the Homework Completion Program and its educational efforts on economic literacy.
The grant, awarded on Sept. 19, is providing two laptops for the homework program’s Pleasantville location, two bi-lingual student fellows for the 2017-18 school year, and refreshments for six economic literacy workshops.
The funding is also helping expand the homework program in Pleasantville, which became the third location this fall. In collaboration with the Pleasantville Police Department, tutors and workshops are available at the Pleasantville Public Library, 33 MLK Avenue, in Pleasantville, N.J.
Since 2014, student volunteers from Stockton and the Atlantic City Police Department have provided academic mentoring and recreational activities at Stanley Holmes Village, Buzby Homes Village and the Atlantic City Police Athletic League.
“Part of the mission of the SCCE is to facilitate training, research and educational enrichment through collaborative efforts,” said Merydawilda Colon, executive director of the SCCE.
Wow! Zone economic literacy workshops are being offered for students and their parents once per semester during the 2017-18 school year at Stanley Holmes Village, Buzby Homes Village and the Pleasantville Public Library.
“This collaboration with the TD Bank Foundation to offer educational programs on economic literacy speaks to our mission and strengthens our community collaborative efforts,” said Colon. “We look forward to hosting these sessions at our Homework Programs in Atlantic City and Pleasantville. These educational sessions on economic literacy are important to expose children to economic concepts and how they can access bank services.”
In 2016-17, over 200 Stockton student volunteers and 11 ACPD volunteers worked with 189 Atlantic City elementary and middle school students to improve their academic performance and engage in social activities.
For more information about the Homework Completion Program and other SCCE Projects and Initiatives, visit stockton.edu/community-engagement/projects
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