Foundation 65 will provide more than $245,000 to support literacy and arts initiatives this academic year at District 65 schools.

Funding will continue for programs to provide a broader array of materials related to science and social studies topics to encourage reading of complex nonfiction text to better prepare students for the challenge of successful learning in high school.

New this year, Foundation 65 will fund a program, Project AIM, to use arts to engage and motivate students and let them demonstrate their mastery of various subject matter in a variety of media.

District 65 Superintendent Paul Goren said he’s pleased and grateful for the foundation’s support.

Foundation 65 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that raises and grants funds for literacy and arts projects that expand, enrich, and complement educational opportunities for the students, staff, and community in Evanston-Skokie District 65.

The foundation is an independent operating foundation with its own volunteer board and funds.  Since 2003, it has invested over $1,000,000 in more than 55 projects and programs.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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