The Literacy Connection receives grant.

Pictured L-R: Sister Pat Andrews, CSJ, and Jill Uchiyama, Director of The Literacy Connection receive
the award from Jo-Ann Barbour, Executive Director of Charlesview, Inc.

On October 11, 2018, The Literacy Connection was awarded the Charlesview Charitable Fund grant for $15,000. The purpose of this grant aims to strengthen, deepen, and grow these resources and relationships and ensure that they benefit low and moderate income individuals and families who live in Allston-Brighton. The Fund targets its support in five core areas:

  • Education, Participatory Arts Education 
  • Health/Nutrition
  • Housing/Shelter
  • Workforce/Asset Development

The Fund gives priority to nonprofit organizations that are significantly expanding services, need support in leveraging other resources to provide improved services, or require seed funding to launch a new innovation.

The Literacy Connection plans to use the grant for the following endeavors:

Expanding their tutor base
Provide textbooks to all the students to use and keep
Staff salary
Help support volunteer event
Purchase 3 new computers.