LSUS Foundation Awarded More Than $57,000 from Community Foundation
August 19, 2011The Community Foundation of North Louisiana awarded the LSUS Foundation more than $57,000 during their 2011 annual competitive grant cycle.
Associate Professor of chemistry, Dr. Brian Salvatore, and his program A.S.P.I.R.E., After School Program for Innovation and Respect for Education, was awarded $17,936. The academic enrichment and tutoring program will be held at Fair Park High School and Booker T. Washington High School and two learning centers. LSUS students and faculty members will serve as mentors for this program. A.S.P.I.R.E. will serve 75 students this fall.
According to the program's director, Dr. Brian Salvatore, "Both our local and national economy increasingly depend on our younger generations being innovative. This program will provide students with a better understanding of how things work in ways that will encourage them to embrace education and incentivize future learning and innovation. It's also going to be a lot of fun for everyone involved!"
Another grant was awarded to Red River Radio, located on the LSUS campus. The $40,000 grant is to provide enhanced news and cultural affairs programing to the area. The funds support local newscasts and feature stories, along with broadcasts of local performances and call-in programs on a variety of topics of interest to the community.
The Community Foundation awarded 34 grants totaling $1.3 million to Shreveport-Bossier City nonprofit organizations.
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