Partners in Education Receives $25,000 FCA Foundation Grant to
Support Youth Literacy
TOLEDO, January 23, 2019]- FCA Foundation Recently, Partners in Education was awarded a $25,000 grant from
the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American
automaker FCA US LLC. The grant will support youth literacy via
the Mentors in Toledo Schools program.
“Partners in Education is thrilled to be a recipient of a grant
from the FCA Foundation. This funding allows us to provide
critical one-to-one literacy tutoring to struggling readers in
two Toledo Public Schools to help ensure students meet the Third
Grade Reading Guarantee,” said Michelle Klinger, Executive
Director at Partners in Education.
Mentors in Toledo Schools is a program of Partners in Education
that provides one-to-one tutoring with volunteer mentor/tutors
to Toledo Public School students in Kindergarten through Grade 3
at DeVeaux, Garfield, Larchmont, Marshall, Old Orchard and
Sherman schools and Queen of Apostles School, a Central City
Ministries School of the Toledo Diocese. FCA Foundation funding
allows the program to expand this school year to Longfellow and
Whittier Schools, two schools located near the FCA US Toledo
Mentors in Toledo Schools was born out of the former Ohio Reads
program. The program’s success depends on a dedicated volunteer
force who have a passion for mentoring young students and
helping them gain skills and confidence in reading and writing.
Our goal to be helping hands for educators by providing
one-to-one time during the school day four days per week for
students that require the extra assistance that teachers can’t
fit into their reading instruction time.
About the FCA Foundation
FCA Foundation is
the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC, a
member of the
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.
(FCA) family of companies. The FCA Foundation invests in U.S.
charitable organizations and initiatives that help empower
people, build strong, resilient communities and generate
meaningful and measurable societal impacts. In support of these
objectives, the FCA Foundation focuses on the following
foundational pillars: youth development, education, support for
military, veterans and their families, and community service.