Baldwin Heights Elementary to receive $100,000 grant from Target

By Daily News • Last Updated 10:28 am on Thursday, January 26, 2012

Baldwin Heights Elementary School

GREENVILLE – Baldwin Heights Elementary was one of 50 schools picked to receive a $100,000 grant from Target.

The grant is to be used to purchase much-needed resources and improve the school’s learning environment.

In part of the company’s commitment to education, Target donated $5 million to K-12 schools in 31 states, which includes plans to give $2 billion for education by the end of 2015.

Viewers of The Ellen DeGeneres Show were invited to submit the name of a school in need along with a compelling story explaining why they felt the school should recived a grant from Target. Based on the nominations, Target selected 48 schools and two school districts to received the grant.

Schools were chosen based on a number of factors including consideration of Title I eligibility.

“We all have an important role to play when it comes to ensuring our children and future leaders are academically successful,” said Laysha Ward, president, community relations, Target. “Thanks to the thousands of viewers who nominated a school as a potential grant recipient, we are contributing a total of $5 million to schools and districts across the country in hopes of inspiring learning and putting more kids on the path to graduation, ready for college, a career and life.”

Target is doing its part to address the education crisis in America by providing schools in need with financial resources to help improve their learning environments. This donations is just one way Target is making a difference and helping more U.S. children get or stay on the path to high-school graduation.

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