Greenville Women Giving announced it has awarded a $50,000 grant to OnTrack Greenville for its work to support students and families in Greenville County.
The announcement was made during Greenville Women Giving’s annual meeting Thursday as the organization celebrated its 15th anniversary of philanthropic service in the community.
The grant will be used to expand OnTrack Greenville’s work to address learning gaps created during the pandemic, where it is estimated as much as 10 months of academic progress was lost for students. The funds will be used for direct services such as mentoring, after school programs and tutoring, as well as improved communications through a multi-lingual app and professional development for teachers in OnTrack Greenville schools.
“We are honored to receive this grant from Greenville Women Giving and we thank them for the difference they will make in the lives of students and families served by our program,” said Dr. Edward Anderson, executive director of OnTrack Greenville. “This important investment by this generous group of women will directly help our students stay on track to an on-time graduation.”
OnTrack Greenville, powered by United Way of Greenville County, is a community of support for students, their families and schools. OnTrack Greenville collaborates with proven nonprofit partners and engaged educators, mentors, volunteers and community members to clear away barriers that prevent students from achieving their full potential in school. Through its wide network of community partnerships such as Prisma Health, Communities in Schools, BellXcel, and Greenville County Schools, the program tailors assistance and resources to individual students, meeting their unique needs inside and outside of the classroom.
While initially designed for middle schools in some of our highest-need communities, OnTrack Greenville now reaches more than 4,000 students at four middle schools and two high schools with plans of expansion on the horizon.