NBC10 Awards $100K to Local Nonprofits

NBC10 News rewards three Philadelphia nonprofit organization with $100,000 to continue to change the lives of young people through the arts and education.

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First Person Arts of Philadelphia received a $25,000 grant to help young people transform the drama of real life into memoir and documentary art. Pictured: NBC10 News General Manager Eric Lerner, Vice President of News Anzio Williams, Lori Wilson, Bill Henley, Jillian Mele, and the organization's executive director, Jamie Brunson.
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Brunson says the money will be used to continue to help young people rebuild their lives by sharing their stories through community workshops as well as college and career preparation.
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Pictured: Jamie Brunson and Monique Allen. Allen is one of the many examples of why the program is working. She says she was able to confront her tragic past thanks to the organization.
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Pictured: Eric Lerner, Kim Zachary, Human Resources and Community Affairs Director, and Jamie Brunson
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First Person Arts staff and Clay Studio grant recipients
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Community Partnership Schools, in North Philadelphia, is an independent elementary school that provides pre-kindergarten and elementary age children from low-wealth, low-income backgrounds with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for lifelong success and strengthens the communities to which they belong
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The group was awarded $50,000 to help students stay motivated and develop culturally with field trips, books, tutoring programs, enrichment programs, and mentorship
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“Thank you [NBC 10] from the bottom of my heart. If you did not provide this opportunity we would not be able to assist children in this way,” said Executive Director Linn Vaughters pictured with Zahir Booker, a 6th grader in the program.
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NBC10 salutes Community Partnership Schools
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The Clay Studio, located in Old City, is a stepping stone for students fresh out of art school, offering affordable studio space, and shared equipment. They were awarded a $25,000 grant to go toward their educational program.
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Artists from the studio plan to use the money to help Philadelphia public school students create Claymation videos – a perfect blend of art and technology
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Pictured: The NBC10 news team and members of the Clay Studio organization.
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“A big thank you to NBC10, we are called to serve the community and this funding will allow us to do that,” said Chris Taylor.
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“21st Century Solutions” - it’s an NBC Universal program that gives grants to nonprofit organizations that use unique approaches for changing and improving lives
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