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The African American Empowerment Fund of Delaware hands out education grants

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Delaware Community Foundation (members of the Nehemiah Gateway/Tennis Rocks Tutoring Program)
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The African American Empowerment Fund of Delaware awarded $5,500 to a trio of education-focused programs in the First State.

The African American Empowerment Fund of Delaware is handing out grants to education-focused programs.

 

Three programs will split  $5,500 in funds from the organization.

The group’s vice president Melanie Daniels says they were selected from a pool of 20 applicants for the organizations’ 2018 Education Grants Program.

“The three that were awarded were TeenSHARP, One Village Alliance and Nehemiah Gateway/Tennis Rocks Tutoring Program. All three are focused on moving children through the system and into higher education,” Daniels said.

Daniels says TeenSHARP is getting $1,500 to continue preparing children of color to attend college and succeed when they get there.

One Village Alliance is receiving $2,500 to fund its holistic efforts to assist marginalized children and their families in building skills in education, entrepreneurship and the arts.

And $1,500 is going to the Nehemiah Gateway/Tennis Rocks Tutoring Program which focuses on offering opportunities to underserved, at-risk youth and families in Wilmington to reach their potential - academically, socially and physically.