A $74,146 AmeriCorps planning grant will support efforts provide after-school programs to more than 500 children in Roswell. AJC FILE.

AmeriCorps grant to benefit Roswell school kids

A $74,146 AmeriCorps planning grant to the city of Roswell and its nonprofit partners, STAR House Foundation and the YMCA, has been announced for after-school programs for more than 500 children.

The programs, for children in eight Title I Roswell schools, will focus on academic success, physical fitness, and life skill and character development, officials said.

The grant helps the partners serve families “who maybe didn’t have access to educational support like this before,” said Monica Oliveira, executive director of STAR House, a Roswell nonprofit that offers educational after-school and summer enrichment programs to at-risk children.

The grant award was announced by Gov. Nathan Deal’s office. The Roswell Nonprofit Partnership Program, administered through the city’s grants division, applied for and was awarded the grant. It marks AmeriCorps’ entry into the North Fulton area, officials said.

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