Five local nonprofit organizations have been awarded $4,700 in grants from the Robert R. Chapman Fund. Funding priority is given to organizations that promote and/or help provide international and cultural learning experiences for youth.
Funding for 150 students at Warring, Krieger and Clinton Elementary Schools to participate in a one-week in-classroom cultural program that combines Brazilian music and storytelling; the program will culminate with performances by the children at each school and participation in the annual community Celebration of Lights Parade in Downtown Poughkeepsie.
To offset expenses of presenting the family-oriented One River, Many Streams Folk Festival, specifically to purchase supplies for the interactive cultural craft-activity stations and honoraria for the different cultural groups whose youth are working the interactive stations and presenting their dance traditions on stage.
To help fund an Alternative Spring Break project for the Teen Leadership Team, a group of socioeconomically disadvantaged, at-risk youths (ages 14 to 18). The project will bring them to New York City or another large urban center for a week of service learning and cultural enrichment.
Funds to expand the S.T.A.R.T. (Student Target Academic Retention Techniques) program within REAL Skills to accommodate a growing student body of ESL learners.
Funding for busing to concerts, historical sites and cultural institutions in New York State and surrounding areas for German students visiting Rhinebeck and the surrounding area in July 2013.