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LWV Civics Education Fund Awards $3,850 in Grants to Cape Schools

YARMOUTHPORT – The League of Women Voters Civic Education Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation has announced $3,850 in grant awards to Cape Cod schools. The Fund supports middle and high school teachers in initiating, or expanding, civic education opportunities for their students with the goal of creating an engaged citizenry capable of effective participation in the civic process, in their communities and in society.

“The Fund is proud to support these civics education opportunities for Cape students,” stated Karen Mazza, Youth Service Chair and immediate past President of the League. “We feel it is critically important to support our schools as they help students learn about government and civic participation in the context of real world issues that affect their lives. “

2015 League of Women Voters Civic Education Fund Grantees:

Barnstable High School, $1,000

To support transportation costs associated with a student field trip to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate.

Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, $850

To benefit the Yarmouth Age-Friendly Community Project. Funds will support website domain and hosting, promotional and printed materials as well as technology tools.

Lawrence Junior High School, $1,000

To support transportation costs associated with a student field trip to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate.

Nauset Regional High School, $1,000

To benefit Nauset Educational Diversity TV program (NED talks).

The Cape Cod Foundation is a community foundation whose mission is to build permanent charitable resources for community betterment through informed grantmaking and civic leadership. The Foundation has distributed more than $50 million in grants and scholarships since its founding in 1989. www.capecodfoundation.org

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. The local chapter started in Orleans in 1959 and later expanded to become the League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area. www.lwvcapecod.org.

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Together, we have invested more than $75 million in grants and scholarships in the Cape Cod Community. For good.

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