Charlesview Announces Third Year Charitable Fund Recipients
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About Charlesview, Inc.
Charlesview, Inc. is dedicated to advancing the well-being of individuals and families and to promoting the diversity and vibrancy of the Allston-Brighton community. We do this by providing healthy, affordable homes; offering programs designed to enrich, educate and inspire; and engaging in innovative philanthropy.
Charlesview, Inc. recently awarded its third year of grant awards to local non-profits. The awards were presented earlier this month by Board Member Etta Anderson to Commonwheels Bicycle Collective, Community Rowing, Inc. Family Nurturing Centers of Massachusetts, Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, Oak Square YMCA, West End House Boys and Girls Club, Gardner Pilot Academy and Saint Columbkille Partnership School.
Charlesview, Inc. gave awards to local nonprofits that benefit low- and moderate-income individuals and families in Allston-Brighton by improving opportunities for education, health care, housing, and workforce development. The grants were made under Charlesview’s Rabbi Abraham Halbfinger and Charlesview Charitable Fund.
The awards were presented by Charlesview board member Etta Anderson at a ceremony at the Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center.
“There are many organizations in this vibrant community that are doing great things and for that we are grateful. But today we want to recognize organizations that we believe are outstanding in their work to make a difference in peoples’ lives and have an impact on the entire community,” said Ms. Anderson.
Today’s awards represent the third round of grants made under Charlesview, Inc’s philanthropy program, established in 2014. To date, Charlesview has awarded a total of $436,000 to nonprofits dedicated to improving the Allston-Brighton community.
The Rabbi Abraham Halbfinger and Charlesview Charitable Fund was named in memory of the late Rabbi Abraham Halbfinger, a founding board member and spiritual leader in the Allston area for 40 years. The Fund was conceived to leverage organizations’ efforts to make the Allston-Brighton community a thriving neighborhood where opportunity abounds for all residents.
About Gardner Pilot Academy
Gardner Pilot Academy is a full service community school serving 375 students in grades K1-8. To achieve the schools mission “to provide quality learning and social opportunities for our diverse student body, engage families and offer health and community services through innovative programs and partnerships”, GPA focuses on high quality teaching coupled with a range of social, emotional and enrichment programs delivered in partnership with diverse community based partners.
About Commonwheels Bicycle Collective
Based in Allston, CommonWheels is a nonprofit volunteer-run collective focused on building a community of happy, safe, educated bicycle riders though workshops, and group rides. Its mission is to empower people to use the bicycle to enhance their lives.
Community Rowing Inc. (CRI)
Founded in 1985 and based in Brighton along the Charles River, Community Rowing is as dedicated to the belief that the sport of rowing provides unique opportunities to promote personal and community growth through teamwork, discipline, and physical fitness. The nonprofit makes rowing accessible without regard to individual ability, background or experience.
About Family Nurturing Center
Founded in 1994, FNC offers family support and education programs to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect, primarily through Nurturing Parenting Programs and community-based Family Support Networks. In addition, we provide Training and Technical Assistance to other organizations inBoston and across the Commonwealth.
About Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly
Based in Brighton, Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly provides safe and affordable independent housing where older adults of all backgrounds can age in community. Its programs and services enable residents to live a full life of connection and purpose in a dynamic and supportive environment.
About Oak Square YMCA
The Oak Square YMCA serves Allston-Brighton, Watertown, Brookline, and surrounding neighborhood, and was renovated in 2001. The universal design of this facility ensures that it is accessible for all. It is is one of the community’s leading social service providers.
About Saint Columbkille Partnership School
Saint Columbkille Partnership School originally Saint Columbkille School was founded in 1901 as a Catholic elementary school serving Irish and Italian immigrants. For over a century, Saint Columbkille School has served as an anchor in the Allston and Brighton community, providing a top-notch education – to generations of residents – no matter their demographic or economic status.
About West End House Boys & Girls Club
The West End Boys & Girls Club is an innovative and vibrant youth development agency that provides outcomes-driven programs to more than 1,500 youth residing in the most underserved communities in the city of Boston.
Posted on Monday, October 26th, 2015