Queens Centers for Progress (QCP) received a $7,500 grant from the Verizon Foundation that will help support literacy development for children with disabilities.
“We are delighted to have received funds from Verizon for this project,” said Nancy Glass director of QCP’s Children’s Center. “This grant enables us to individualize a program to meet each child’s special needs and learning styles. The positive impact of this project will carry over to future school years.”
QCP has been serving the community for 60 years focusing on helping children with disabilities that may affect their learning disabilities. The grant will help support the center’s literacy development program where teachers will work on reading comprehension with students using real objects to help tell the story or allow children to act out the stories.
In addition, QCP was able to upgrade materials for some of their classrooms including purchasing new computers, children’s software, CD players or headphones.
The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications, awarded more than $67.5 million in grants to nonprofit agencies in the U.S. and abroad in 2009.
“Literacy education has always been a high priority of the Verizon Foundation,” said June Jee, Verizon director of government and external affairs. “It takes special people with special skills at the Queens Centers for Progress to bring these innovative literacy programs to children who have such a diverse set of needs.”