Foundation invests $9,000 in local schools


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Courtesy Photo From left to right: Hannah Downing, Crystal Kinser, and Will Nash of Teach for America accept a grant from Robin Gabbard from the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky


HAZARD — The Perry County Community Foundation has awarded $9,000 to Teach for America-Appalachia in to support education in Perry County.

Teach for America-Appalachia expands access to great education. It provides well-trained teachers to schools in the Hazard Independent and Perry County school systems.

“This grant will support not only recruitment of high-profile teachers,” says Will Nash, Executive Director at Teach for America, “but it will also help fund their continued professional development.”

The Perry County Community Foundation has been investing in the local community since 2009. It has supported local organizations with over $1,000,000 in grants. The Foundation is dedicated to investing assets in our communities for a strong, healthy, and sustainable region.

To learn more about the Perry County Community Foundation and to learn how to apply for a grant, visit http://www.appalachianky.org/apply.html

The mission of Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky is to be a catalyst for community collaboration and charitable giving; to create permanent endowment funds as a sustaining resource to improve quality of life and place in Eastern Kentucky. Their office is in Chavies.

Courtesy Photo From left to right: Hannah Downing, Crystal Kinser, and Will Nash of Teach for America accept a grant from Robin Gabbard from the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky
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