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Foundation gave $62,000 to Corvallis schools this fall

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The Corvallis Public Schools Foundation last week announced it had granted more than $62,000 to a variety of programs in the Corvallis School District this fall.

According to the foundation, this represents an increase of more than $12,000 over what it gave in the fall of 2015.

The funds support art, music, literacy programs, science, specialty equipment, professional development for teachers and assistance for students in poverty and programs intended to boost graduation rates, such as after-school tutoring and the AVID college preparation program. The new funds donated this year went to programs including the Urban Farm class at College Hill High School, the Juntos program aimed at helping Latino families navigate the college application process, and the after-school tech club at Garfield Elementary School.

Learn more about the foundation at https://cpsfoundation.org or call 541-757-5857.

Anthony Rimel can be reached at anthony.rimel@lee.net, 541-758-9526, or via Twitter @anthonyrimel.

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