LCSD Awarded $3.2M for After-School Program

Longwood Central School District Awarded $3.2 Million in Competitive Grant Funding for Empire State After-School Program
Posted on 08/28/2018
LCSD Awarded $3.2 Million in Competitive Grant Funding for Empire State After-School ProgramLongwood School District is proud to announce a competitive grant award from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) in consultation with the New York State Education Department for the Empire State After-School Program (ESAP).  The four-year grant initially designates $800,000 for the first year for a total award of $3.2 million.

Authored and secured by the Assistant to the Superintendent for Administration Mary D. Richardson, in partnership with Family Residences and Essential Enterprises (FREE), the grant will provide 500 students in grades 5-12 opportunities for academic enrichment and support.  The program includes youth development activities; nutrition and health education; drug and violence prevention programs; physical fitness and wellness programs, and opportunities for families to have active engagement in their child’s education.

“This award aligns with the objectives of our Board of Education and District Administration
to promote student advocacy and empowerment to make informed decisions based on the guidance and support from adult mentors,”  said Dr. Lonergan, Superintendent of Schools. “I am pleased that this grant will enable us to provide a rich array of academic, recreational, cultural and social enrichment activities that will emphasize college and career readiness, as well as community service projects.”  
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