Learning Center Grants Benefit Two Local Catholic Schools

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Catholic Charities, Diocese of Wichita, in partnership with the diocesan Catholic Schools office, has received two awards totaling $175,912 from the Kansas State Department of Education to benefit St. Patrick Catholic School ($75,000) and St. Anne Catholic School ($100,912) in Wichita.  

These funds, called Twenty-First Century grants, enable both schools to provide elementary and middle school students with summer school and after-school academic and enrichment activities. Funds purchase reading and math curriculum, art supplies, field trips to Kansas historical sites, along with workforce and career exploration opportunities for middle school youth.  

This is the fifth year St. Patrick’s has received grant support and the first year for St. Anne’s to benefit from funding. It is a federally-funded program administered by the Kansas Department of Education to create learning centers providing academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children who may be living in poverty and under-performing in math and reading at school. The program helps students meet state and local standards while also providing a broad array of enrichment activities in art, recreation and history through field trips to Kansas museums, universities and businesses.   

For more information, contact Dee Ann White at (316) 680-5486 or Martha McCabe at (316) 264-8344, ext. 1264.