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Louisiana Tutoring Program Receives $46K in Grants Since 2015

Louisiana Tutoring Program Receives $46K in Grants Since 2015

09/28/2017

Louisiana Tutoring Program Receives $46K in Grants Since 2015

Partnership Grants from First National Bank of Louisiana, FHLB Dallas to Offset Expenses

Crowley, Louisiana-based nonprofit Empowering the Community for Excellence (ETCFE) received a $14,350 Partnership Grant Program (PGP) award from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and First National Bank of Louisiana. The funds will be used for operating expenses and instructional materials.

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Crowley, Louisiana, nonprofit Empowering the Community for Excellence received its third Partnership ...

Crowley, Louisiana, nonprofit Empowering the Community for Excellence received its third Partnership Grant Program award from First National Bank of Louisiana and FHLB Dallas since 2015, allowing the organization to extend its reach to tutor 115 area students. (Photo: Business Wire)

This is the third PGP award ETCFE has received from FHLB Dallas and First National Bank of Louisiana, bringing the organization’s total PGP awards to $46,350. Louisiana State Representative John Stefanski, representing Louisiana’s 42nd district, and Jay Vicknair, deputy state director for U.S. Senator John Kennedy’s (R-LA) office, joined representatives from the banks and ETCFE for a check presentation yesterday at the organization’s offices.

“A child’s education serves as the foundation for future successes in life,” said Representative Stefanski. “The PGP funds will help ensure the children in our community have essential resources available to them, and I commend the banks for their partnership and commitment to the community.”

ETCFE founder Audry Spencer said the grant allows the organization to operate another year. Having spent 38 years in the classroom, the retired educator has dedicated her life to helping children. Upon retirement, Mrs. Spencer was distressed to see the rate at which Crowley children were failing to advance to the next grade level. Her solution was establishing ETCFE, a free community-based after school tutoring program providing academic assistance to students in grades 1-5. The program has now expanded to serve students in kindergarten, middle school and high school.

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