Page 4 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JunE 3, 2022 Malden’s Immigrant Learning Center awarded $100K Cummings Foundation Grant M ALDEN – The Immigrant Learning Center (The ILC) is one of 140 Massachusetts not-for-profits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program. The Malden-based organization was chosen from a total of 580 applicants during a competitive review process. It will receive $100,000 over two years. For 30 years The Immigrant ILC has served Malden and surrounding communities. The free English classes and related services The ILC provides enable immigrant and refugee residents to become contributing members of these communities, and the education about immigrants The ILC provides to all residents combats xenophobia and makes local communities stronger. “The support of the Cummings Foundation means so much to us,” said The ILC Founder and CEO Diane Portnoy. “It’s not just the critical fiscal support, it’s Cumming’s focus on community. Their support highlights immigrants as part of the fabric of our communities and shows that helping immigrants to succeed makes our communities stronger.” This Woburn-based commercial real estate firm leases and manages 11 million square feet of debt-free space, the majority of which exclusively benefits the Foundation. “We are so fortunate in greatPictured from left to right: Cummings Properties Account Manager David Harvey, The Immigrant Learning Center Executive Director Vincent Rivers and The Immigrant Learning Center Director of Development Mark Correia. Grant funding from the Cummings Foundation will result in enrollment of new students from The ILC waiting list and enable continued service for current students who will continue to advance to the next class level, secure employment, advance in their current job situation or enroll in further education/training and become U.S. citizens. The Cummings $25 Million Grant Program supports Massachusetts nonprofits that are based in and primarily serve Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk Counties. Through this placebased initiative, Cummings Foundation aims to give back in the areas where it owns commercial property. Its buildings are all managed, at no cost to the Foundation, by its affiliate, Cummings Properties. er Boston to have such effective nonprofits, plus a wealth of talented, dedicated professionals and volunteers to run them,” said Cummings Foundation Executive Director Joyce Vyriotes. “We are indebted to them for the work they do each day to provide for basic needs, break down barriers to education and health resources, and work toward a more equitable society.” With the help of about 90 volunteers, the Foundation first identified 140 organizations to receive grants of at least $100,000 each. Among the winners were first-time recipients as well as not-for-profits, such as The ILC, that had previously received Cummings Foundation grants. This year’s grant recipients represent a wide variety of causes, including food insecurity, immigrant and refugee services, social justice, education and mental health services. The notfor-profits are spread across 45 different cities and towns. The complete list of 140 grant winners, plus more than 900 previous recipients, is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org. Cummings Foundation has now awarded more than $375 million to Greater Boston notfor-profits. About The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. The ILC of Malden, Mass., is a nonprofit organization that gives immigrants a voice in three ways. Firstly, The English Language Program provides free, year-round English classes to immigrant and refugee adults in Greater Boston to help them become successful workers, parents and community members. Secondly, The Public Education Institute informs Americans about immigrants and immigration in the United States. Thirdly, The Institute for Immigration Research, a joint venture with George Mason University, conducts research on the economic contributions of immigrants. For more information, visit the website http://www.ilctr.org. The ILC can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. FUN-damental Basketball Camp Open to Boys and Girls in Local Area T he FUN-damental Basketball Camp, open to boys and girls in local area cities and towns, will be held July 25 to July 29, 2022 at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center, located at 51 Summer Street in Everett. The camp will be held between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm for boys and girls entering grades 3 thru 8 as of September, 2022. The cost of the camp is $100. Tony Ferullo, boys’ varsity basketball coach at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, will be the Director of the camp. The purpose of the camp is: Everett Aluminum 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 57 Years! family since 1958 • 64 “Same name, phone number & address for over half a century. We must be doing something right!” •Vinyl Siding •Free Estimates •Carpentry Work •Fully Licensed •Decks •Roof ng • Fully Insured • Replacement Windows www.everettaluminum.com Now’s the time to schedule those home improvement projects you’ve been dreaming about all winter! To provide all campers with the fundamental tools to help them become better basketball players; To create a positive atmosphere where the camper will learn and have fun at the same time; and To instill the spirit of the game into all campers, and inspire them to continue playing the game either competitively or just for fun. Each camper, who will receive a T-shirt and certificate, will participate in various drills, scrimmages and individual contests. Special guests will speak and share their personal basketball tips. An awards ceremony will take place on the last day of the camp, and parents and friends are welcome to attend. For more information about the FUN-damental Basketball Camp, please contact Camp Director Tony Ferullo: 857-312-7002 or tferullo@suffolk.edu. Spring is Here!

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