By: Olivia Armstrong, Writer / Follow South Jersey News Reporting Intern
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Atlantic City Community Fund has granted a combined $50,000 to 11 different organizations throughout the city. The Community Fund awarded this money to strengthen the city and make it a safer, more improved place for all.
This money is going to the Atlantic City Arts Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City, Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation, the Covenant House, Communities Revolutionizing Open Public Spaces, Jewish Family Services, Leadership Studio, Mighty Writers, MudGirls Studios, Light Shooters, and the Spanish Community Center.
With this amount of money, the community has high expectations of improving the quality of the area and making it safer for all. This money will do a lot of good for the community at large, and it will also go a long way towards supporting children in the area. It will provide free music programs and virtual concerts for music students, among other charitable initiatives.
“This grant will help support creative employment and job-training programs serving at-risk, homeless, formerly homeless, and economically disadvantaged women in Atlantic City,” Dorrie Papademetriou, founder of MudGirls Studios, said.
These organizations serve a number of different purposes throughout the community. The Atlantic City Arts Organization is a nonprofit that aims to activate community pride and improve individuals’ self-esteem through interactions with art, and MudGirls Studios is a ceramic studio that provides empowers women through art.
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This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.