Chester receives $4k literacy grant

Posted: March 06, 2013

City of Chester officials will announce today that the city has received a grant to support a financial literacy course for the city's summer youth program.

The $4,000 DollarWise Grant Award, from the the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, will support a six-week paid internship for Chester youths.

The program is designed to provide hands-on work experience and professional development. There is also a financial educational component.

Chester officials and those from four other cities - Wichita, St. Louis, Kokomo, IN and Richmond, VA - learned they were awarded the grant at the U.S. Conference of Mayors this past January.

Contact staff writer Mari A. Schaefer at 610-892-9149, mschaefer@phillynews.com or @MariSchaefer on Twitter.

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