East End United Community Center awarded $307K grant

Uniontown nonprofit enriches academic opportunities in Greene, Fayette counties

CARMICHAELS, Aug. 8 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, today announced that the East End United Community Center in Uniontown has been awarded a $307,252 grant for its 21st Century After School Program offered at the center and in the Central Greene School District.

“I applaud the center for enriching academic opportunities with its after-school programs,” Snyder said. “The grant enables the program to continue its diverse offerings to younger students and their families.”

The grant from the federal Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Center program and the state Education Department supports community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours.

The EEUCC’s program helps pupils in kindergarten through grade six meet state standards in core academic subjects such as reading and math and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children. The center is located at 150 Coolspring St., Uniontown.

Intermediate Unit 1, headquartered in Coal Center, also was awarded a $400,000 grant for the after-school programs it offers in Greene, Washington and Fayette counties. Statewide, 47 programs serving 16 counties are sharing more than $15 million in grants announced this week.