South Albany High School's Community 101 program has named this year's grant recipients.
Organizations that will receive funding are: Albany Partnership for Housing, $400; Community Service Consortium, $400 plus hygiene supplies; Community Outreach Inc., $1,500 plus three cases of frozen food; Jackson Street Youth Shelter, $1,433 plus two cases of frozen food; Fish of Albany, $600; Families and Community Together, $500; and Oxford House Water Park, $500.
Awards were scheduled to be given in a ceremony April 21 at South Albany High School.
Community 101 is a part of the Oregon Community Foundation and supported by the PGE Foundation. It is meant to provide students with opportunities for service and leadership. It provides a grant — $5,833 in this case — that student groups then decide how best to distribute.
South Albany's Senior Transition Class is the Community 101 group this year. After surveying students schoolwide on community needs, club members determined grants should help with issues of homelessness in the community.
The transition group targeted homelessness by addressing housing needs, hunger and hygiene within the local nonprofits. All groups needed to be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) agencies. They visited nonprofits and had guest speakers come talk about the needs of their agencies.
Students Tommy Torres and Chloe Borden led the group, advised by Clair Smith and Pam Bethards.