Southwest Virginia organizations awarded learning center grants

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Schools across southwest Virginia will receive grants to create new community learning centers, the Virginia Department of Education said Monday. A total of 28 grants were awarded to 19 school divisions, VDoE said. Grants range in value from $50,000 to $200,000.

“Well-designed community programs support the efforts of teachers and schools to improve outcomes for students and engage families in the learning process,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane. “I thank all of the applicants — school divisions and community-based partners — for promoting equity by providing these additional learning opportunities for our students and their families.”

The community learning centers are open before and after school hours, during school breaks, Saturdays, and summer vacation.

Schools and organizations in our area to receive grants include:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia — Eastern Montgomery Elementary (Montgomery County);
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Danville Area — Woodrow Wilson Intermediate (Danville);
  • Buckingham County Public Schools — Buckingham County Elementary;
  • Charlotte County Public Schools — Central Middle;
  • Lynchburg Public Schools — Sandusky Middle;
  • Rockbridge County Public Schools — Maury River Middle; and
  • The Bridge Center, Gretna Inc. — Gretna Middle (Pittsylvania County).

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