Grantees for 2009

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The following grants were made by the Foundation during 2009.

Asian Center of Merrimack Valley, Inc., Lawrence, MA
To support the Family Literacy Program, including pre‐school and parental literacy components.

Association of Small Foundations, Washington, D.C.
To support the development by the Association of programming focused on meeting the needs of young children and their families.

Belmont Child Care Association, Elmont, NY
To support the Early Childhood Education for Children of Immigrants program at the Anna House day care center at the Belmont Park Race Course.

Herbert G. Birch Services, Inc., New York, NY
To support the Family Support Services program addressing issues faced by families of children with special needs.

Bloomingdale Family Program, New York, NY
To support early childhood programming.

Boston Children’s Chorus, Boston, MA
To support the Choir Program for Children in Greater Boston.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Boston, MA
To support The Acorn Center for Early Education and Care providing bilingual child care to children ages 15 months to five years.

Boston Natural Areas Network, Boston, MA
To support the Student Learning through Urban Gardening (SLUG) program for children in elementary school.

Center for Hearing and Communication, New York, NY
To support Project PATH, which provides audiological screenings and related services for pre-school children.

The Children's Aid Society, New York, NY
To support the Early Childhood Literacy Program at the Fredrick Douglas Center in West Harlem.

Children’s Literacy Initiative, Philadelphia, PA
To provide professional development support in effective literacy instruction to pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teachers, including instructional seminars and in-class coaching, along with supporting classroom and curricular materials.

Citizen's Committee for Children of New York, Inc., New York, NY
To support a multi-issue child advocacy organization whose activities include, among others, the provision of accurate and timely information on children and the implementation of programs to educate the public about the needs of children.

The Community Adolescent Resource and Resource Education Center, Inc., Holyoke, MA
To support the Expression Through Arts and Culture program for the benefit of pregnant and parenting teens, and their children.

Eastern Suffolk BOCES Mobile Outreach Parent-Child Home Program
Riverhead, New York
To support the delivery of the Parent–Child Home Program to children of families living in county supported shelter systems and specifically to continue to provide such services, which include weekly home visits for a period of two years, to participating families wherever they move within Suffolk County.

Education Clinic, New York, NY
To support a comprehensive literacy program for children ages 3-6 who are enrolled in Central Harlem pre-schools.

Family and Community Solutions, Inc., Brighton, MA
To support elementary school based mental health services.

Family Center, Inc., Somerville, MA
To support The Parenting Journey, an intensive 12 week group program for isolated and at-risk parents, where parents relate their personal histories to their roles as parents and travel a road that leads to strong, caring parenthood.

Family Life Academy Charter School (FLACS), Bronx, NY
To support the Summer Kindergarten Success Institute, a five week program for children expected to enroll in kindergarten in the fall. The Institute introduces soon-to-be kindergartners to the standard school day routine, provides 90 minutes a day of introduction to literacy, allows for the assessment of individual needs and provides parents with suggestions on how to integrate literacy at home and recognize opportunities to read aloud with their children.

Friends of the Children of New York, New York, NY
To support a unique early intervention program which pairs some of the City’s most at-risk children with paid mentors to work one-on-one with them beginning in kindergarten or first grade through high school graduation.

Horizons for Homeless Children. Roxbury, MA
To support Regional Playspace Programs in southeastern Massachusetts.

Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA
To support the Huntington Theatre-Codman Academy educational collaboration.

Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY
To support the fourth grade classroom program, Animation: Minds in Motion!

Jumpstart for Young Children, Boston MA
To support a program designed to build the school readiness skills of low-income children through yearlong individualized relationships with caring adults who are trained to deliver systemic early education intervention.

Kane Street Synagogue, Brooklyn, NY
To support educational and family programming for pre-school and elementary school children.

The Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center/Lucy Moses School for Music & Dance
New York, NY
To support the continued development of the Dalcroze in Theory: A New Music Theory curriculum at the Special Music School.

Learning Through an Expanded Arts Program, Inc., New York, NY
To support Active Learning Leads to Literacy (ALLL), a multi-modal program for children in kindergarten through the second grade which is designed to enhance the traditional literacy curriculum with arts-based activities.

Long Island Children’s Museum, Garden City, NY
To support Juntos al Kinder/Together to Kindergarten, a program of summer classes for preschoolers with limited English proficiency which introduces them and their parents to the culture of a United States classroom providing the children with the tools they will need to enter kindergarten with confidence. The program also gives parents information about, among other things, the school district, transitioning to kindergarten, home-school relationships and family literacy.

Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
To support Healthy Steps for Young Children and the Infant-Toddler Specialist, programs which are designed to identify infants and toddlers with social or emotional disorders during routine medical visits and to provide various levels of early childhood mental health interventions to at risk children and their parents.

National Braille Press, Boston, MA
To support Read Books! Because Braille Matters which helps families with young blind children to instill a love of reading in those children.

New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY
To support early childhood science learning through formal and informal experiences during a child's formative years which will spark curiosity and engage interest in the sciences that will continue for a lifetime

New York and Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Medical College of Cornell University,
New York, NY
To fund a study of the physiological effects of a rigorous freestyle dance program with accompanying lifestyle and nutritional education on children at risk for cardiovascular disease.

The Parent-Child Home Program, Garden City, NY
To support a program to prepare young children for school success by providing two years of twice weekly home visits to families with children between the ages of 16 months and 4 years of age who are challenged by poverty, limited education, language and literacy barriers, and other obstacles, and in particular to support the completion of quality assurance activities that will continue to ensure the delivery of high quality services.

New York Road Runners Foundation, Inc., New York, NY
To support the Mighty Milers program introducing lifelong fitness practices to young children.

Peninsula Public Library, Lawrence, NY
To support the acquisition of materials and the presentation of programming for young children.

Plymouth Public Library, Plymouth, MA
To support the acquisition of books and learning materials for children.

Queens Botanical Garden Society, Inc., Flushing, NY
To support the development and delivery of botanical and environmental educational programming for children and their teachers.

Queens Library Foundation, Jamaica, NY
To support the intensive (15 hours a week for 36-40 weeks) pilot Family Literacy Program which provides immigrant caregivers and children 1-4 years of age with tools to foster and expand the children’s early literacy development.

Raising A Reader MA, Boston, MA
To support early literacy education for low income pre-school children served by the Cambridge and Tri-Cities (Malden, Medford and Everett) Community Action Program Head Start, by teaching early care providers and parents about read-aloud techniques and the importance of regular parent-child book sharing on school success and by providing participating children with age appropriate high quality books.

RAW Art Works, Lynn, MA
To support art-therapy based programs for elementary school students.

Reading Reform Foundation of New York, New York, NY
To support teacher training in a systemic sequential phonics method of teaching reading and related communication skills in children, including a 40-45 hour seminar and intensive in-class and individual supervision.

The Reading Team, Inc., New York, NY
To support an early literacy program for at-risk four- and five-year-old children from Harlem day care and Head Start programs who work with the computer-based Waterford Early Reading Program and engage in small-group literacy-nurturing activities two to three times a week during the school year.

River East Elementary School, PS 37, New York, NY
To support arts programming at PS 37.

SCO Family of Services, Glen Cove, NY
To support the home-based Parent-Child Home early literacy program and the center-based Baby and Me program for parents and children.

South Shore Day Care Services, East Weymouth, MA
To support the RISE (Reading Is So Exciting) program, which is based on the belief that a vital factor in a child’s future school success is being read to by his or her parents and which is designed to engage, train and support parents to foster early literacy skills in their young children.

Storahtelling, Inc. New York, NY
To support the StorahSteps early childhood education program, an innovative model for engaging young Jewish families with the core narratives, rituals and values of the Jewish heritage in accessible and meaningful ways, in partnership the Early Childhood Department at the 14th Street Y in Lower Manhattan.

Strong Women, Strong Girls, Inc., Boston, MA
To support a program designed to develop leadership and self-esteem in young girls, and specifically to support capacity building within Strong Women, Strong Girls.

Summer Search Boston, Boston, MA
Support for mentoring Boston school students including summer experiential learning programs.

Theatre Espresso, Jamaica Plain, MA
To support the development and production of in-school theatre programs designed to teach young people to think critically and to engage with history.

University Settlement Society of New York, New York, NY
To support Healthy Families, a home visiting program that begins with pregnancy and continues through early childhood, the goal of which is to strengthen parents’ skills and parent-child relationships through intensive individualized home visits, and specifically to support the provision of a mental health consultant for the program.

Westchester Children's Association, White Plains, NY
To support the Westchester Home Visiting Workgroup efforts to expand effective home visiting programs for young vulnerable families in Westchester County by documenting the need for home visiting programs in various communities and populations; developing a consensus on appropriate outcomes for home visiting and evaluation methods; identifying the most appropriate and effective evidence-based model of service, and securing sustainable funding for implementation and expansion of home visiting within Westchester County.

Yonkers Partners in Education, Yonkers, NY
To support Family Story Power, a twelve-week after-school community based family literacy program which encourages children and their parents or caregivers to read together and to learn techniques for getting more from a book, and specifically to support the development and implementation of a pre-school curriculum for the Family Story Power program.

Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Association
92nd Street Y, New York, NY
Support for the Schools Partnership Program providing in-class arts instruction for New York City public school children in pre-kindergarten and first grade