PSE Grant Helps Adult Education Meet Goals

Posted on Monday, February 24th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 February 24, 2014

Contact: Sandi York

Sandiy@communityactionskagit.org

Telephone: (360) 416-7585 x1112

 

 PSE grant helps Adult Education meet goals

The Puget Sound Energy Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to the Adult Education program at Community Action of Skagit County at the end of last year. “It came at a very crucial time for us, trying to fill some holes in the budget. We can’t express how appreciative we are,” Sandi York, Adult Education Coordinator, said. The Adult Education program offers 2 GED prep classes and a total of 7 ESL classes in various locations and different skill levels.

York said community grants are exciting because they can be used to support the children’s activities that allow the adults to attend classes. Since the program is 75% women with young kids, it is vital for their children to have something to do while they are in class. Volunteers help the children with homework, there are crafts, games, reading time, painting and singing. Children’s activities are offered during evening classes in Mount Vernon and Burlington and morning classes in Burlington.

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Community Actionfosters and advocates for self-sufficiency among low-income people in Skagit County. Now in our third decade of service to our community, Community Action offers more than 35 anti-poverty services that address crisis intervention, housing and shelter, food access and nutrition, health care access, and education, literacy and job skills. Our mission-driven agency offers educational and goal-setting opportunities to help individuals and families achieve major life changes.

 

 

 

 Written by Emilie Carrillo

 Community Action

 

The Puget Sound Energy Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to the Adult Education program at Community Action of Skagit County at the end of last year. “It came at a very crucial time for us, trying to fill some holes in the budget. We can’t express how appreciative we are,” Sandi York, Adult Education Coordinator, said. The Adult Education program offers 2 GED prep classes and a total of 7 ESL classes in various locations and different skill levels.

York said community grants are exciting because they can be used to support the children’s activities that allow the adults to attend classes. Since the program is 75% women with young kids, it is vital for their children to have something to do while they are in class. Volunteers help the children with homework, there are crafts, games, reading time, painting and singing. Children’s activities are offered during evening classes in Mount Vernon and Burlington and morning classes in Burlington.

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Community Actionfosters and advocates for self-sufficiency among low-income people in Skagit County. Now in our third decade of service to our community, Community Action offers more than 35 anti-poverty services that address crisis intervention, housing and shelter, food access and nutrition, health care access, and education, literacy and job skills. Our mission-driven agency offers educational and goal-setting opportunities to help individuals and families achieve major life changes.