The Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center (ChesMRC) was one of 16 Mid-Shore non profit organizations to receive a grant from the Women & Girls Fund (W&G) this year. Awarded during the 15th annual spring luncheon held on April 24th, the grant, totaling $2,250.00 will support ChesMRC’s new “ESL Computer Literacy” initiative for mother’s of ChesMRC’s afterschool students.
Estela Ramirez attended the luncheon and received the award on behalf of ChesMRC. Women & Girl Fund grants go out annually to programs that benefit women and girls in one or more of the five Mid-Shore counties: Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Dorchester, Caroline and Kent.
The Women & Girls Fund was created in 2003 by Alice Ryan and has raised more than $1 million in the past 15 years. This year, the 16 non-profit recipients of the W&G fund received anywhere between $200 and $4,360 in funding. Funding awarded to ChesMRC will go towards purchasing new computers for the ESL Computer Literacy classes.
You can read more about the W&G fund luncheon and awards here – ChesMRC – W&G Fund Grant.