RCCF Receives $444K From Indiana Department of Education

Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 9:41 AM

By Ripley County Community Foundation, news release

The grant will help accelerate learning for Indiana’s students in the area of literacy, mathematics, and college and career readiness.

(Ripley County, Ind.) - The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) has awarded the Ripley County Community Foundation $444,051.00 to assist in alleviating the learning loss in Ripley County that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding comes from the IDOE’s 1008 Grant, which was created earlier this year as part of the Student Learning Recovery Grant Program to accelerate learning for Indiana’s students in the area of literacy, mathematics, and college and career readiness.

Facilitated by the Community Foundation’s initiative, Genesis: Pathways to Success, the 1008 Grant will provide programs designed to address social/emotional health, alleviate learning loss, and accelerate learning by engaging students in exciting and creative ways through hands-on programming, with a primary content focus on literacy, science, technology, reading, engineering, art, and mathematics. These programs will align with Indiana Academic Standards and Indiana Employability Skills Standards.

“Genesis is always looking for ways to support and expand educational opportunities for students in Ripley County, and the 1008 Grant will allow us to bring ideas and concepts to fruition, such as A Summer of STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading Engineering, Art, and Math),” stated Clarice Patterson, Director of Genesis: Pathways to Success. Patterson further noted, “Not only are we ensuring that every student is provided with the opportunity to enhance their STREAM, creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills, this grant also allows Genesis to build upon and further develop our partnerships with the schools and local stakeholders.”

The 1008 Grant period will run from January of 2022 to June of 2023. To learn more information about the IDOE’s 1008 Grant, visit the IDOE’s website at www.in.gov/doe/. To acquire additional information about the programs being implemented in Ripley County, please contact Clarice Patterson by emailing at cpatterson@genesisp2s.org, calling 812-933-1098, or visiting 13 E. George Street, Suite B, Batesville, IN, 47006.

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