The MPCA Board is pleased to announce the following grant awards to be made to local and international organizations furthering our goals of

Domestic Grants:

Neighborhood House International Learning Center: $500
To assist refugees and recent immigrants in developing the literacy, oral communication and life skills necessary to function in their new country.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Refugee Resettlement Services: $469
To support the development of a community garden for older refugees, providing a source of fresh fruits and veggies, opportunities for socializing and forming new relationships and enabling them to become more integrated in a supportive community.

International Grants:

Friends of African Village Libraries: $500
To support their summer reading camp program, which will provide 100 children an opportunity to read intensively for one week during their summer break, an opportunity that they might otherwise not have--being responsible for income generating activities. They hope to contribute to a culture of reading and enhance reading skills for these young people.

Youthaiti - $500
To support their Ecological Sanitation program, providing 20 families with moveable Arborloos - eco-friendly latrines - and health/sanitation education. This will hopefully improve sanitation and ultimately, the health of the community.