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Reengagement Program receives ACTON Grant

 

 

Although the Portland Secondary College Re-Engagement Program has had to move out of YMCA Community House, the sale of building has benefited the program in another way – with grant funds previously allocated for maintenance now to be directed to funding student placements. The Portland YMCA, together with the re-engagement program, applied for an ACTON grant from Portland Aluminium to paint the Community House, and were given US$3000 for the project. The project was put on hold due to the high cost of the maintenance and painting. In this time, Portland Aluminium put the project up for the Alcoa Foundation’s Special ACTON grant and was successful in receiving a further US$10,000 for the project.However, before the maintenance started it was announced the YMCA would be putting the house up for sale. "After discussions, it was decided the YMCA would keep the money in trust for the re-engagement program to use when needed," Portland Aluminium community relations officer Anna Impey said."Portland Aluminium acknowledged the circumstances had changed dramatically from the original brief, and after talks with Chris Thomas from the re-engagement program, we came to the conclusion the money would be best spent on sponsoring placements to the program, and Portland Aluminium would still up hold their volunteering commitment when the school found a new premises. "To sponsor a placement is a fantastic initiative and ties in with Portland Aluminium’s Education, Opportunity and Leadership strategy."

 

Reengagement Program YMCA  Funding

 

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