The Clinton Community Educational Foundation's purpose is to assist the children that attend Clinton schools in a variety of ways.
That was the message from the group at the Clinton Rotary meeting Tuesday afternoon. President Barbara Gullone spoke about what the foundation has accomplished this past year, as well as a new project. This year, the CCEF gave out nine teacher grants, funded dual credit classes for 25 students, and will award several scholarships to college bound high schoolers.
One of the new projects that the CCEF has taken on is Read Across Clinton which allows students to start their own home library. Children in grades 2 through 5 who receive free or reduced lunch are welcome to browse and select some books to take home and keep.
The goal for this project is to improve reading scores of elementary school students.
The CCEF will host their second annual Derby Day Fundraiser in May at the Clinton Country Club.
Learn more about the CCEF by visiting their website, clintonedfoundation.org.