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Lasell College Receives Grant for Non-Profit Work

December 1, 2010

Lasell College recently received a Longfield Family Foundation grant supporting the College's ongoing efforts with Boston's Samuel Adams School through the America Reads/America Counts program. Both the Foundation and the College have collaborated to establish a program that enhances the school's educational goals.

The $4,558.75 grant will support that effort.

"The Longfield Family Foundation is working very closely with the Samuel Adams school to develop an academic model that can be replicated among area public schools. They are emphasizing data collection, and individualized attention with critical age groups (2nd-3rd grade)," said Amy Greene, Assistant Director of Lasell's Center for Community-Based Learning, which supports Lasell's America Reads/America Counts activities.

"Their support of our tutors is just one way the foundation is championing creative solutions for education, and we are very happy to working with them," she added.

Currently the tutoring program at the Samuel Adams School involves 29 Lasell student volunteers who tutor second and third graders four times a week on math and reading assignments. Many of the tutors are bilingual, which is a benefit for those students who speak multiple languages.

The partnership began in the Fall of 2009 to expand and support the tutoring program to meet the academic goals set by the Foundation and school administration.

The Longfield Family Foundation is committed to improving Boston Public Schools. By investing in innovative and effective programs and schools, the Foundation aims to enhance the educational opportunities of children in lasting and replicable ways.


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