Board gets cash for anti-poverty initiatives

News Nov 12, 2009 Ancaster News

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board’s most vulnerable students will receive continued support for more nutrition programs, clothing closets and increased access to field trips, transportation and sports equipment thanks to a $50,000 grant from Hamilton Community Foundation.

“All students who attend our schools, regardless of socio-economic status, should have the same advantage to achieve academic success,” said John Forbeck, superintendent of staff and community engagement.

“Through the Tacking Poverty Together Phase II Grant, we can provide those students with the support they need to come to school, ready to learn.”

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, with the support of Hamilton Community Foundation, has directed close to half a million dollars to the board’s Anti- Poverty Task Force to alleviate the effects of poverty.

Students have been supported in a number of ways.

Although there is more to do, some highlights include:

• Healthy meals to more than 9,000 students;

• Clothing and toiletries to students in need through Walk-in Closets;

• Access to a live theatrical performance to 3,500 students;

• Access to transportation for school trips for more than 5,500 students.

Board gets cash for anti-poverty initiatives

News Nov 12, 2009 Ancaster News

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board’s most vulnerable students will receive continued support for more nutrition programs, clothing closets and increased access to field trips, transportation and sports equipment thanks to a $50,000 grant from Hamilton Community Foundation.

“All students who attend our schools, regardless of socio-economic status, should have the same advantage to achieve academic success,” said John Forbeck, superintendent of staff and community engagement.

“Through the Tacking Poverty Together Phase II Grant, we can provide those students with the support they need to come to school, ready to learn.”

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, with the support of Hamilton Community Foundation, has directed close to half a million dollars to the board’s Anti- Poverty Task Force to alleviate the effects of poverty.

Students have been supported in a number of ways.

Although there is more to do, some highlights include:

• Healthy meals to more than 9,000 students;

• Clothing and toiletries to students in need through Walk-in Closets;

• Access to a live theatrical performance to 3,500 students;

• Access to transportation for school trips for more than 5,500 students.

Board gets cash for anti-poverty initiatives

News Nov 12, 2009 Ancaster News

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board’s most vulnerable students will receive continued support for more nutrition programs, clothing closets and increased access to field trips, transportation and sports equipment thanks to a $50,000 grant from Hamilton Community Foundation.

“All students who attend our schools, regardless of socio-economic status, should have the same advantage to achieve academic success,” said John Forbeck, superintendent of staff and community engagement.

“Through the Tacking Poverty Together Phase II Grant, we can provide those students with the support they need to come to school, ready to learn.”

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, with the support of Hamilton Community Foundation, has directed close to half a million dollars to the board’s Anti- Poverty Task Force to alleviate the effects of poverty.

Students have been supported in a number of ways.

Although there is more to do, some highlights include:

• Healthy meals to more than 9,000 students;

• Clothing and toiletries to students in need through Walk-in Closets;

• Access to a live theatrical performance to 3,500 students;

• Access to transportation for school trips for more than 5,500 students.