FCP Board approves more than $190,000 in grant awards

Foundations Community Partnership‘s (FCP) Board of Directors has announced the distribution of $190,000 in grant funding to benefit 18 Bucks County non-profit organizations and the families they support. The grant program is an integral part of Foundations’ mission to improve the lives of underserved youth and their families in Bucks County.

The grants included $124,000 in Bucks Innovation and Improvement Grants (BIIG), $40,000 in Capital Grants, $19,000 in Technical Assistance Funding, and a $7,500 Emergency Grant pledge.

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Sixteen students participate in Foundations Summer Youth Corps

Sixteen college students from Bucks County have been chosen to participate in Foundations Community Partnership‘s 2016 Summer Youth Corps, which offers paid student internships at local non-profit human service agencies in Bucks County serving children, youth and families.

The program provides students the ability to gain practical experience while helping to effect positive change in the community by working at non-profit human service agencies. This is the ninth consecutive year that Foundations has offered the internship program, expanding from 11 students in its inaugural year to 16 students this year.

Non-profit agencies have the benefit of additional helping hands and the students gain meaningful work experience with groups that are making a difference in Bucks County, as well as earning college credit through a partnership with Bucks County Community College.

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Valley Youth House receives two grants from Foundations Community Partnership

Foundations Community Partnership awarded Valley Youth House with two grants totaling $25,000 last month. Both grants will support homeless or formerly homeless young people in Bucks County.

A grant of $10,000 will continue the Mobile Drug and Alcohol Counseling Program by underwriting a Counselor.  The Counselor meets youth where they are (in the community, at their residence, or in the Shelter) to address substance abuse and underlying trauma and mental health conditions that disproportionately affect homeless youth.

A grant of $15,000 will underwrite the cost of a replacement Jeep for The Synergy Project street outreach program in Bucks County. The Synergy Project employs two Outreach Workers to provide comprehensive street-based services to youth to address issues related to their homelessness and enable them to leave the streets.

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Foundations awards scholarships to Emma Lambert and Sarah Devlin

The Foundations Community Partnership in Education program recognizes the achievements of local Bucks County public high school seniors for their demonstrated community service, commitment to academic performance, and quality of character.

Students are nominated to receive the award by their guidance counselor or a member of the school’s administration. In addition, Foundations has increased the number of schools to which they award scholarships through their annual Partnership in Education program.

Students from Bucks County Technical High School, Middle Bucks Institute of Technology and Upper Bucks County Technical School received grants this year, along with students from the 16 other public high schools Bucks County.

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Esha Gajjar receives Foundations scholarship

Esha Gajjar, a Yardley resident and senior at Pennsbury High School, was recently awarded a $1000 scholarship from the Foundations Community Partnership in Education program.

The program recognizes the achievements of local Bucks County public high school seniors for their demonstrated community service, commitment to academic performance, and quality of character. Students are nominated to receive the award by their guidance counselor or a member of the school’s administration.

Esha will attend Drexel University in the fall.

PHOTO CAP: Esha Gajjar

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Ryan Doyle receives Foundations scholarship

Ryan Doyle, a Langhorne resident and senior at Neshaminy High School, was recently awarded a $1000 scholarship from the Foundations Community Partnership in Education program. The program recognizes the achievements of local Bucks County public high school seniors for their demonstrated community service, commitment to academic performance, and quality of character. Students are nominated to receive the award by their guidance counselor or a member of the school’s administration. Ryan will attend Notre Dame in the fall.

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Foundations awards scholarships to four area youth

The Foundations Community Partnership in Education program recognizes the achievements of local Bucks County public high school seniors for their demonstrated community service, commitment to academic performance, and quality of character.

Students are nominated to receive the award by their guidance counselor or a member of the school’s administration. In addition, Foundations has increased the number of schools to which they award scholarships through their annual Partnership in Education program.

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Verna Wang receives Foundations scholarship

Verna Wang, a Morrisville resident and senior at Morrisville High School, was recently awarded a $1000 scholarship from the Foundations Community Partnership in Education program.

The program recognizes the achievements of local Bucks County public high school seniors for their demonstrated community service, commitment to academic performance, and quality of character. Students are nominated to receive the award by their guidance counselor or a member of the school’s administration.

Verna will attend Drexel University in the fall.

PHOTO CAP: Verna Wang

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Theodore Carroll receives Foundations scholarship

Theodore Carroll, a New Hope resident and senior at New Hope-Solebury High School, was recently awarded a $1000 scholarship from the Foundations Community Partnership in Education program. The program recognizes the achievements of local Bucks County public high school seniors for their demonstrated community service, commitment to academic performance, and quality of character. Students are nominated to receive the award by their guidance counselor or a member of the school’s administration.

Theodore will attend West Chester University in the fall.

PHOTO CAP: Theodore Carroll

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Theodore Carroll recognized by FCP

On May 2nd, New Hope-Solebury High School senior, Theodore Carroll, was presented with the Foundations Community Partnership in Education Award.

FCP is a philanthropic grant-making foundation supporting the behavioral health and human service needs of children and young adults in Bucks County. The organization awards scholarships to one senior in each Bucks County public high school who demonstrates academic excellence and a commitment to human services in Bucks County for children, youth and families.

Pictured from left are Ron Bernstein, Executive Director of FCP, Theodore, and NH-S High School Principal, Stephen Seier.

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