Local organizations regional grant recipients
Several local educational nonprofits were recipients of grant money from First Tech Federal Credit Union, announced in a press release on Wednesday, May 30, including Adelante Mujeres, Centro Cultural de Washington County and the Hillsboro Schools Foundation.
Adelante Mujeres, based out of Forest Grove, received $10,000 to support its Early Childhood Education bilingual program, which focuses on early literacy skills and kindergarten readiness for Latino immigrant preschool-aged children across Washington County, the release stated.
Centro Cultural de Washington County in Cornelius received $20,000 for its Summer STEAM youth program, which focuses on providing STEM learning opportunities — science, technology, engineering and mathematics, incorporating art as well — for youth in underserved communities.
The Hillsboro Schools Foundation received $34,000 for its STEM Bridging the Years program, which also focuses on providing STEM curriculum to teachers for students in underserved areas, according to the release.
First Tech Federal Credit Union provided $1 million total in grant money to 54 different educational nonprofits across California, Oregon and Washington, according to the release.
"The 54 organizations that received funding focus on supporting children in underserved communities with an emphasis on access, equity and inclusion, especially in the areas of math and science, technology and education," the statement said.
"As the credit union for the world's leading technology companies, access to education — especially science, technology, engineering and math — is in strong alignment with First Tech's values," said Nicole Frisch, the community engagement director at First Tech in the statement. "We're excited to partner with so many extraordinary education organizations to help strengthen our communities. Together, we're fueling the future for the next generation of leaders, thinkers and innovators."
By Olivia Singer
Reporter, Forest Grove News-Times and Hillsboro Tribune
Follow Olivia at @oliviasingerr
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