$50,000 Grant Will Keep this Program Going at Latonia Elementary
Covington Partners has received a $50,000 grant from The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation to continue the Community Learning Center (CLC) at Latonia Elementary School.
Covington Partners, formerly Covington Partners in Prevention, was founded in 1999 as a community coalition focused on reducing drug abuse and violence among Covington youth. Since that time, the organization has expanded to include programs and services related to education, wellness, mentoring and family engagement. Programs and services are delivered through a Community Learning Center model, seeking to transform school buildings into the hubs of their community and coordinate the delivery of support services. Every aspect of the organization’s work is focused solely on supporting the youth and families of Covington.
The Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation grant will be used to reduce barriers to academic achievement for students by continuing to fund a Community Learning Center at Latonia Elementary School. During the 2013-2014 school year, over 330 students at Latonia Elementary received support programs through the Community Learning Center. By providing a variety of activities such as academic enrichment, fitness, visual and performing arts, mentoring and service learning; students will continue to get the extra support they need to be successful in the classroom. The grant will also be used to offer a variety of family and community engagement opportunities. Programs and services will be available both during the school day and afterschool.
From Covington Partners
Photo: Latonia Elementary/RCN file