A couple weeks back, the Beck Center for the Arts was awarded a $50,000 grant from a Cleveland law firm.
There’s more good news this week.
The Beck Center for the Arts was awarded a $20,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to provide early childhood arts education programs for preschoolers enrolled in the Head Start program at West Side Ecumenical Ministry in Cleveland as well as the Mary W. Butler Day Care Center at Merrick House in Tremont.
The funding will help the Beck Center provide programs for about 200 students — as old as 5 — for up to 38 weeks.
This isn’t the first time the Beck has been awarded the grant. Last year, the PNC Foundation awarded the Lakewood arts institution $15,000 for early childhood education.
“It is an incredible honor to once again receive this support from The PNC Foundation,” said Ed Gallagher, MT-BC, Beck Center’s director of education, who will oversee the project. “We are thrilled to be granted this opportunity to bring dance, music, theater, and visual arts into classrooms served by WSEM and Merrick House.”
Programming begins in September 2012 and continues through the school year, concluding in May 2013.