Students participating in the Madison chapter of Girls, Inc., along with advisor Amanda Larson, will use funds from a $1,000 Madison Civics Club community service grant to continue providing help, friendship and entertainment to clients of the Salvation Army women's shelter. Back row (left to right): Tatiera Stamps, Antaysia Ballard, Kathleen Lawrence, Ariel McDaniel, Amanda Larson,and Kaylie Ford. Front row: Alize Lowe, Arkeisha Johnson, and Asha Spinks. Front row (kneeling): Alize Lowe, Arkeisha Johnson, Asha Spinks
MADISON — Two Dane County youth organizations each have received a $1,000 community service grant from the Madison Civics Club. The grants will allow students participating in the Waunakee High School Paleontology Field Experience and participants in Girls Inc. at the YWCA Madison to develop skills that will enable them to contribute to their communities.
The Madison Civics Club grant to Girls Inc. at the YWCA Madison, an after-school enrichment program for girls 9 through 18, will enable participating girls to plan, prepare, and serve a monthly meal and offer a recreational activity to residents of the Salvation Army’s shelter for single women. The grant will extend this already successful service project for an additional six months by helping to cover food costs, transportation, meal supplies, and activity supplies.
Youth and adult leaders involved in Girls Inc. and the Paleontology Field Experience were recognized for their accomplishments and accepted their grants at the Madison Civic Club’s April 14 meeting at which political and social activist UW-Madison professor Joel Rogers spoke about “Rebuilding the Middle Class.”
The nonprofit, all-volunteer Madison Civics Club awards community service grants of up to $1,000 dollars, depending on the scope of the project, to youth groups in conjunction with each of its four yearly public meetings. To learn how to apply for a Madison Civics Club 2012-13 youth grant, visit www.madisoncivicsclub.org.
Donors for Madison Civics Club 100th Anniversary and/or its Youth Grants include: Madison Gas & Electric, American Family Insurance, Walter and Dorothy Jones Frautschi Charitable Trust, Evjue Foundation, Summit Credit Union, Madison Community Foundation, and members of the Madison Civics Club.