Segue receives $30K grant from Viola Davis

CENTRAL FALLS – The Segue Institute for Learning starts the New Year off with news that the Central Falls charter school received a grant for $30K from Viola Davis.

Angelo Garcia, Segue Founder/Head of School received the check last week with a letter from the Entertainment Industry Foundation.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Entertainment Industry Foundation {EIF), I am pleased to present you with a grant in the amount of $30,000,” wrote Carol Ramsey, Vice President of Philanthropic Services for the EIF. “This grant is awarded in honor of Viola Davis and is intended to support the Segue Institute for Learning. Please accept my best wishes for the success of your important work.”

The grant will be used to bolster programs in the arts and initiate new educational activities for Segue scholars and the community school.

“We’re eternally grateful to our number one fan, Viola Davis, for her on-going support of our school,” said Garcia. “This grant will go a long way to ensure our scholars receive even more enriching opportunities and experiences at the Segue Institute for Learning.”

About Segue Institute for Learning

Founded in 2006 and opened in 2009, Segue Institute for Learning features high academic rigor, small class sizes, individualized attention, strong board and parental involvement, and intensive community partnerships. The school was conceived by people who grew up, currently reside in, or have significant ties to the Central Falls community. Segue recognizes its students as “AT PROMISE” versus being considered “AT RISK”.

Segue, which has just earned its five-year charter renewal and selected as the 2013-2014 RIASCD Whole Child Recognition School, helps students achieve academic excellence and be better prepared for high school, college, and the work force.

Follow Segue at and on Twitter @SegueIFL.

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