Congresswoman Johnson Applauds Awarding of $1.5 Million to 30th Congressional District Organizations
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today applauded two organizations in the 30th Congressional District, City Year, Inc. and Reading Partners, who received nearly $1.1 million and $450,000 respectively in federal grant funds for public service-oriented programs through AmeriCorps.
“There are many wonderful organizations in our district that work with youth and students to help them grow into successful young men and women, and with these additional resources, two of our finest organizations will be able to change more lives for the better,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “Imparting the importance of education is vital to the development of our students, especially those from challenging backgrounds or facing great adversity. This funding will bolster school attendance, improve student literacy, and foster the feeling of fulfillment and self-worth for almost 5,000 students in our community. This is wonderful news, and I proudly express my support to City Year, Inc. and Reading Partners for receiving these grants.”
In addition to providing funding, these AmeriCorps grants, administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, will send 117 AmeriCorps members to the district to assist the organizations’ on-going programs and help create bonds with students. The organizations in the district received two of the 12 awards presented to organizations operating in Texas by AmeriCorps.
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