NHCS Receives $100K Grant from Cummings Foundation

Students celebrate the grant award

Neighborhood House Charter School is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive a $100,000 grant through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program.  The school was chosen from a total of 479 applicants, during a competitive review process.  The award comes at a key moment for Neighborhood House, as it prepares to expand its enrollment from 400 to 828 over the next several years and add a high school.

“We are deeply grateful to Cummings Foundation for this incredible support,” said Kate Scott, Executive Director of Neighborhood House Charter School.  “Our students and families are so thrilled to see their dream of a Neighborhood House High School come true. The coming years will be full of challenges and immense rewards as we build a comprehensive K-12 model.  Now, with the support of Cummings Foundation, we can do even more to sustain our outstanding K1-8 program while preparing to achieve our ambitious plans for the high school.”

“We admire and very much appreciate the important work that nonprofit organizations like Neighborhood House Charter School are doing in the local communities where our colleagues and clients live and work,” said Joel Swets, Cummings Foundation’s executive director.  “We are delighted to support their efforts.”

Representatives from Neighborhood House will join approximately 300 other guests at a June 9 reception at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn to celebrate the $10 million infusion into Greater Boston’s nonprofit sector.  With the conclusion of this grant cycle, Cummings Foundation has now awarded more than $140 million to local nonprofits alone.


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