King Street receives grant for afterschool program

King Street Center is proud to announce that it has received a $10,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life to support its Afterschool Excellence Program. New York Life executives Brandon Grimm and Mark Pfaff, along with King Street Center board member Scott Hadley of Shelburne, a financial advisor for New York Life, visited King Street Center to deliver the gift directly to Executive Director Vicky Smith and to see the Afterschool Program in action.

King Street Center’s Afterschool Excellence Program serves 50+ children every day after school throughout the academic year, and day-long throughout the summer. Along with a steady focus on academics, the afterschool program offers a variety of activities including tennis instruction at the Edge, technology projects, outdoor play, gardening, play-writing, cooking, and more. Smith says, “We are so grateful to New York Life for this tremendous vote of confidence in our program. This gift allows us to provide critical support and enriching opportunities for kids and families.”

New York Life’s Community Impact Grant program, which began in 2008, awards grants of up to $25,000 to local nonprofit organizations which are supported by New York Life agents, field managers and employees and address the needs of the community 185 grants totaling over $2.1 million have been awarded since the program’s inception. King Street Center is honored to be one of 57 Community Impact Grant awardees for 2011.

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