W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grants $300,000 for New Orleans Programs

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W.K. Kellogg Foundation grants $300,000 to fund “Full Circle New Orleans: Engaging Kids, Parents and Teachers in the Pursuit of Academic Success.

From May 2016 to April 2018 W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) funded PRIME TIME to increase the number of workshops and trainings for educators to build skills regarding effective family engagement strategies and assist low-income children and children of color in New Orleans with improving reading achievement levels by supporting the PRIME TIME program and Full Circle network.

This includes:

  • 4 PT Training Workshops for 70 Orleans Parish professionals:
  • 20 PT Preschool programs for 440 Orleans Parish residents
  • 20 PT Family Reading Time programs for 740 Orleans Parish residents
  • 2 HomeRoom workshops for 100 Orleans Parish educators

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.

The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Mich., and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, in Mexico and Haiti. For more information, visit www.wkkf.org.