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EMC board gives $64K to agencies serving area residents
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Jackson EMC District Manager Bill Sanders, right, presents a $15,000 Jackson EMC Foundation grant check to Al Panu, University of North Georgia senior vice president of university affairs, and Harriett Allison, director of ESL, interim assistant vice president and dean of university college.

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded $123,500 in grants to organizations during its April meeting, including $64,500 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin County residents.

Summer Scholars Institute: $15,000 for the three-year academic enrichment program designed to help at-risk middle and high school students in Hall County prepare for college and careers. Held at the University of North Georgia’s

Gainesville campus, the summer program concentrates on the basic areas of reading, writing and mathematics, along with science for third-year students.

Exodus Outreach: $15,000 for a summer program at the Buford nonprofit. It offers kindergarten through eighth grade at-risk students in Gwinnett and Hall counties a supervised summer learning and development curriculum.

Gainesville First United Methodist Church: $1,750 to help fund a summer soccer camp for at-risk elementary school-aged children in the Baker and Glover neighborhood.

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