The Board of Trustees of the Ingram-White Castle Foundation (IWCF) has announced the award of a $20,000 grant to Kids Club afterschool and summer programs of Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center (CRC).
Kids Club is a proven and affordable program serving 150 local youth, primarily from three Clintonville schools. In addition to providing a safe place for children when not in school, Kids Club’s goal is to improve academic performance and overall well-being. A professional staff offers a variety of educationally enriching activities with structured homework time, a strong literacy emphasis, nutritional and physical activities, community trips and family involvement.
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Housed in three Clintonville churches, Kids Club will use the IWCF grant for site expenses and staff salaries. “Ingram-White Castle has provided CRC with critical funding for the coming year,” said Bill Owens, executive director of CRC. “The third Kids Club site was added just this year because of a waiting list of 60 children.”
The work of the Ingram-White Castle Foundation — coordinated through the Columbus Foundation — funds projects primarily in the field of education. IWCF has supported CRC Kids Club in past years.
The CRC, which marked its 45th year of operation in September, is guided by the following mission: “In the best tradition of Settlement Houses, CRC responds to the needs of our diverse community to foster safer, healthier, and empowered lives for people from all walks of life.”
Besides Kids Club and Youth Services, programming includes Family Services, Kinship Care, and Senior Supportive Services. For more information, visit the website www.clintonvillecrc.org.