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CFVI Announces 2006 Mini-Grant Recipients

May 30, 2006 – The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands awarded $30,001 to 36 projects in the 2006 CFVI Mini-Grants program. These grants, ranging from $1,000 to $250, are provided for innovative programs, which seek to improve the lives of children and families in St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John, according to a press release from CFVI.
Now in its ninth year, the mini-grant program at CFVI has provided more than a quarter million dollars in grants to 459 programs designed by community organizations and individuals. "CFVI believes that the mini-grants program is an example of how long-term commitment and small grants can have a big impact in our community," said President Dee Baecher-Brown.
CFVI Mini-Grants support the foundation's mission to enhance the educational, physical, social, cultural, and environmental well-being of children, youth and families in the Virgin Islands. Mini-grants support a wide range of service organizations and individuals working to provide positive alternatives for children and families and help meet social challenges, including child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, drug abuse and illiteracy.
The following is a complete list of the recipients. For more information, call CFVI at 774-6031.
2006 Mini-Grant Recipients:
1.) Frederiksted Baptist Church, St. Croix, $1,500 to offer basic computer training classes and a bridge after school program. For more information: Beverly Gilbert, at 772-2920.
2.) Arawak Warrior Football Club, St. Thomas, $1,000 to provide the student-athletes in all the private schools with the opportunity to participate in the STT/STJ Interscholastic Athletic Association's Tackle Football league. For more information: Francisco Jarvis at 774-0231.
3.) Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, $1,000 to support the KidsLearn Summer Enrichment Program that provides a safe, fun and learning environment for students ages 7-13 to expose them to educational activities, guest speakers, arts and crafts. For more information: Michael Akin, at 777-8518.
4.) Elmo Plaskett West Little League, St. Croix, $1,000 to support lessons that encourage children ages 5 to 12 to improve their baseball skills. For more information: Lionel Farrington at 771-0024.
5.) Eulalie Rivera Elementary, St. Croix, $1,000 to support their after school writing club designed to expose the students to specific authors and their styles. For more information: Rosetta Lawrence at 692-2121.
6.) The Friends of the St. Thomas Public Libraries Inc., St. Thomas, $1,000 to support their Saturday Reading Children's Program. For more information: Carol Felix at 777-3579.
7.) Learning Network Foundation, St. Croix, $1,000 to support Art Behind Bars, a project designed for inmates with good conduct and that have exhibited skills in drawing and painting to bring them the benefits and skills of art. For more information: Carole Soule at 719-4998.
8.) Lew Muckle Elementary School, St. Croix, $1,000 to offer Saturday classes dealing with ceramics and allow students to be involved in a hobby that could lead to a valuable occupation. For more information: Annette M. Gereau at 778-5286.
9.) Lew Muckle Elementary School, St. Croix, $1,000 to support the Parent Assistance Program (P.A.P) that will provide assistance in reading to parents who need instruction in phonics and how it relates to reading. For more information: Annette M. Gereau at 778-5286.
10.) Memorial Moravian Church, St. Thomas, $1,000 to support a summer camp for boys and girls between the ages of four and twelve. For more information: Bishop Kingsley Lewis at 776-0066
11.) Ricardo Richards Elementary School, St. Croix, $1,000 to support a program that teaches boys and girls between the ages of 10-18 from public and private schools the moko jumbie art form. For more information: Anna Thompson at 778-0612.
12.) Students of Theater Arts and Repertoire (S.T.A.R.), St. Croix, $1,000 to support a theater program at the campus of Good Hope School. For more information: Janet Wood-Hart at 778-7243.
13.) School of the Good Sheperd, St. Croix, $1,000 to support the physical education curriculum, which will enhance students' athletic abilities and discipline through physical activities. For more information: Eloise Henry at 772-2280.
14.) St. Croix Junior Bowlers, St. Croix, $1,000 to support their Saturday youth bowling league. For more information: Veronica Coates at 778-0382.
15.) St. Thomas Pee Wee Baseball League, St. Thomas, $1,000 to support a Computer Scoring Clinic for parents and volunteers. For more information: Suzette Williams at 775-4636.
16.) VI Resource Center for the Disabled Inc., St. Thomas, $1,000 to support programs that help disabled adults to develop various skills (computer, math, writing) for practical job applications and help school children with homework, computer skills and art. For more information: Shirley Josep at 777-2253.
17.) VI Resource Center for the Disabled Inc., St. Thomas, $1,000 to support a pilot training course is designed for individuals who assist others with career development. Alecia Wells at 777-2253.
18.) Virgin Islands Institute for Teaching and Learning, St. John, $1,000 to support workshops for fathers on reading with their children and discussing themes with them. For more information: Karen Gutloff at 777-7030.
19.) Virgin Islands Police Department, St. John, $1,000 to support an after-school prevention program designed to provide a safe haven for boys and girls from the 5th through 12th grades. For more information: Officer Steven Payne at 693-8880.
20.) Jose "Shady" Morales AAU Youth Baseball Program, St. Croix, $991 to support youth baseball camp. For more information: Elroy Clarke at 771-7537.
21.) Yesterday's Dreamers Tomorrow's Stars, St. Croix, $990 to support a cultural arts program that will teach all St. Croix elementary school students about the history of St. Croix and expose the children to the four arts: music, dance, theater and visual arts. For more information: Bonnie Luria and Kelly Gloger at 779-3602.
22.) Lutheran Social Services, St. Croix, $970 to support Teen line that offers anonymous, free and confidential telephone counseling for young Virgin Islanders. For more information: Laurie Christy at 772-4099.
23.) St. Anne Chapel, St. Thomas, $950 to support French classes for both children and adults. For more information: Christine Greaux at 714-1101.
24.) Arawak Warrior Football Club, St. Thomas, $800 to attend football clinic in Rhode Island for coaches. For more information: Michael Burke at 774-0231.
25.) Maho Bay Clay Works, St. John, $750.00 to support a summer camp where youth will learn about the potter's wheel, watercolor painting, mixed media, clay, sculpture and collage. For more information: Gail Van de Bogurt at 776-6226.
26.) Trash Busters, St. Croix, $700.00 to support a community service project that was organized by Kurrisa Vialet (14 years old) and a group of 20 -40 9th graders that attend the St. Croix Educational Complex High School to clean and maintain the Altona Lagoon. For more information: Mr. Kurt Vialet, phone # 773-1830
27.) Charles H. Emanuel Elementary School, St. Croix, $650.00 to support the CHES Cultural Awareness Club that will provide cultural education for 20 students in grades 3-6 from September 2006 to May 2007. For more information: Ms. Andrea Christian, phone # 778-0511
28.) Arthur A. Richards Jr. High School, St. Croix, $600.00 to support a project that will allow 80 students from 7th and 8th grade to explore their culture by looking into the past with art being the focus. Students will learn about famous African and Hispanic artists through videos, books, and art prints. For more information: Ms. Jessica Parker, phone # 772-1500
29.) Friends of the Elaine I. Sprauve Library, St. Thomas, $600 to support their summer reading program for children. For more information: Carol McGuinness at 776-6901.
30.) Ebenezer Memorial Baptist Church, St. Thomas, $500 to support special pr
ojects that provide aid to various parts of Africa. For more information: Karen McDowell at 774-3329.
31.) Lew Muckle Elementary School, St. Croix, $500 to support sessions about the history of chess, the importance of the board pieces and various strategies to use while playing the game. For more information: Annette M Gereau at778-5286.
32.) Montessori School, St. Thomas, $500 to support the Multi-cultural Awareness and Tolerance Program that teaches the important social and emotional lessons about respect for one another's cultures. For more information: Shirlin Browne at 775-6360.
33.) The St. John School on Gifft Hill, St. John, $500 to start a cheerleading team of 20-25 students and hold a cheer camp (open to all kids on St. John). For more information: Scott Crawford/Sabrina Boebert at 776-1730.
34.) St. Joseph High School, St. Croix, $500 to support a one day Reading Carnival and Book Fair. For more information: Dominique Alexandra James at 722-1098.
35.) Virgin Islands Paradise Dance Twirlers, St. Thomas, $500 to support a camp that teaches girls the art of dance baton. For more information: Antoinette Setorie at 998-8089.
36.) Women's Coalition of St. Croix, St. Croix, $500 to support experiential-based program that seeks to strengthen children's skills in communication, team building, problem solving and cooperative learning. For more information: Mary Mingus at 773-9272.

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