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FULL SERVICE: More great grant news for District 2

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In September, Bensenville School District 2 received the U.S. Department of Education’s Full Service Community Grant for $2.5 million.  The District is one of just 15 schools nationwide selected to receive this grant. 

This is just the latest good grant news the District has received.

In June, the Illinois State Board of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants program awarded District 2 and Fenton High School $3 million to fund critical community schools initiatives over the next five years. The 21st Century grant will fund new before- and after-school RISE Academies at Bensenville’s four public schools. Those academies will provide programming focused on such topics as Academic Enrichment, Arts Integration, Technology, Social-Emotional Learning, College and Career Readiness, and Parent and Family Support.  

Now, this $2.5 million Full Service grant will provide District 2 $500,000 a year for the next five years to support the following:

  • High-quality early childhood education programs.
  • High-quality school and out-of-school time programming.
  • Support for a children's transitions into elementary, middle, and high school, and on to post-secondary education and the workplace.
  • Family and community engagement supports for at-home student learning,
  • Social, health, nutrition, and mental health services and supports.

Look for more details about the exciting opportunities to be made possible by these grants in the weeks and months to come!