‘Communities in Schools’ program receives grant from the American Water Charitable Foundation

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CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — A $25,000 grant was received by West Virginia First Lady Cathy Justice and West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Michele Blatt from the American Water Charitable Foundation.

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In collaboration with West Virginia American Water, this grant will go towards supporting the First Lady’s ‘Communities in Schools’ program. West Virginia American Water President Rob Burton was the one who presented the grant.

Communities in Schools goal is to provide students and other individuals with the resources to help them stay in school and succeed in their educational journey. Schools that are part of this program provide the help for students to succeed, when they may not be able to get these resources from home.

This grant for Communities and Schools of West Virginia is part of the Foundation’s Keep Communities Flowing Grant Program, which focuses on its communities and resources within them. This program also supports workforce readiness and STEM education.

The American Water Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization established by American Water, the nation’s largest regulated water and wastewater utility company and helps support any factors and resources to help with surrounding communities through its Workforce Readiness Grant Program.

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To learn more about West Virginia’s Communities in Schools program, visit ciswv.org.

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