In 2007-2008, the SPC made three awards to:
- The Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Utica, New York received a grant of $2,555 to grow their character development program through the purchase of supplemental teachers kits. These additional resources provide new tool sets for MLK’s faculty to teach and reinforce values and behavioral skills in their students.
- It’s About Childhood and Family, Inc. in Cazenovia, New York received a grant of $3,550 to expand their mental health services program into Madison County and surrounding rural areas. It’s About Childhood and Family program provides parent, family and teacher education/training seminars to low-income and underserved populations “in return” for volunteer efforts within the community.
- The Neighborhood Center in Utica, New York received a grant of $3895 in support of the Somalia Bantu Project, which provides ESL lessons as well as culture transition and community knowledge classes to Somali refugee women. The classes address issues such as receiving healthcare and understanding the school system.