"This is a big blessing," said Eugenia Cortez-Servin, youth director
at Grandview Presbyterian. "This money will enhance our flexibility to
get more programs, which means more opportunities for the children."
Since the church is across the street from both Jefferson Elementary
School and Grandview Public Library, it's been a popular after-school
spot for young students. The K-6 program focuses on academia as well as
fun: kids must spend part of the time tackling homework, and the computer
programs all focus on teaching basic reading, math and writing skills.
Georgi Robinson, grants administrator at the Glendale Community
Foundation, called the program excellent and said it deserves the money
because it benefits so many Glendale children.
Cortez-Servin plans to use the money to buy updated computer programs,
three new computers, books for the library and school supplies for the
kids. Although the group has taken field trips to local police and fire
departments, she wants to add field trips to Dodger Stadium and local
The program will start up again this fall, when school starts, and
will run every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Call 244-7223 for more information.