Achievement Academy receives grant

November 24, 2010

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(Cedar Rapids) Four Oaks has been notified that it is the recipient of a $100,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program. The grant proceeds will be used for the agency’s Achievement Academy.

The Achievement Academy is a newly merged after-school/out-of-school time program for more than 200 elementary school children in three high-risk Cedar Rapids neighborhoods. The Achievement Academy focuses on improving literacy, math, science and technology skills. Students also participate in fine arts, recreation and character building classes.

In the notification letter, the Walmart Foundation noted, “We believe that your organization is doing important work to the communities you serve, and we are proud that we are able to support you in your efforts.”

Four Oaks is one of the state’s largest child welfare, juvenile justice and behavioral health agencies, serving more than 14,000 children and families each year. The agency has facilities in 14 communities and serves all 99 Iowa counties. For more information about Four Oaks and its programs, contact 319-364-0259 or visit the agency’s website at: www.fouroaks.org