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The Gemz receive a 2017 GCF Grant

The Gemz receive a 2017 GCF Grant

The GEMZ is a program where adolescent/teen girls can feel emotionally safe, confident, and allowed to express and develop their leadership and creativity skills by having positive role models.

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BIZ KIDZ help support Earth Squad

BIZ KIDZ help support Earth Squad
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The First Award went to “Building Bridges: Creating Community Thru Cinema” Friends of the Greenbelt Movie Theater – Develop a 10-part movie series that highlights past partnerships between GCF and Greenbelt community organizations as well as forge new partnerships through all neighborhoods of the city

Stop by the Biz Kidz (a GCF grant recipient) had a successful booth at the recent Green Man festival. This CHEARS’ program is for 3rd-5th grade kids from Greenbelt West who are raising funds to support the Earth Squad, an after school homework and environmental education program in which many of us BizKidz participate.

 

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The Second Award went to Greenbelt Middle School PTA’s “Art, Literature, and Leadership Initiative”. This initiative will focus upon youth empowerment thru character education and public speaking by establishing a student service leadership program enabling students to serve and support their community and obtain community service hours.

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Learning through music and art

Learning through music and art

Some parents discovered that their children were musically talented after they participated in Greenbelt Nursery School partnership with a Wolf Trap Teaching Artist and an early childhood educator. The program provided hands-on professional development for the teachers in their classrooms and fostered children’s learning through the use of music and arts.

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Greenbelt Farmers Market: “Start-up and Enhancement Programs”

Greenbelt Farmers Market:  “Start-up and Enhancement Programs”

In 2007, GCF provided start-up funding to help launch a farmers market at Roosevelt Center in the parking lot.  An additional grant was made the following year to assist with marketing and programs on nutrition.

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Located in Greenbelt, Maryland, the Greenbelt Farmers Market, Inc. (GFM) provides fresh, nutritious, high-quality food grown or produced in the region. Every Sunday from 10am to 2pm from Mother’s day to Thanksgiving.

 

 

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Springhill Lake Elementary: “Arts in Action Two”

Springhill Lake Elementary: “Arts in Action Two”

An after-school program for 3rd through 5th grade Springhill Lake Elementary students who exceed proficiency in reading that will integrate the visual arts into existing curriculum. Their progress will be monitored over the year to look for impact on critical thinking skills and the ability to absorb abstract concepts.

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