August 17, 2010

NY Life Foundation grants $1.6 million to developmental studies center

Posted in Philanthropy at 7:22 pm by philanthropynews

The New York Life Foundation announced today a $1.6 million two-year grant to the Developmental Studies Center to expand access to its Afterschool KidzLit and Afterschool KidzMath enrichment programs nationally. This follows previous funding from the Foundation of more than $700,000 in 2007 and $2,400,000 in 2008.

At least 800 sites will now be able to participate each year, resulting in over 3,000 sites nationally that will be enriched by KidzLit and KidzMath.

“With this grant, the New York Life Foundation is making it possible for deserving youth across the country to get what they need during the after-school hours—academic support that is engaging and challenging, and social support that enables them to become caring, principled, and responsible,” said Eric Schaps, president, Developmental Studies Center.

“The New York Life Foundation is proud to support research-proven programs that help youth to become as knowledgeable, thoughtful, principled, and caring as possible,” said Chris Park, president, New York Life Foundation. “DSC’s reading and math enrichment programs help students build the skills they will need to succeed later in life.”

(Read more via PNN Online.)

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