Marvell, AR: The Boys, Girls, Adults Community Development Center (BGACDC) recently received a $25,000 general operating support grant from the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation.
“BGACDC is pleased that the King Foundation has once again agreed to support our vision,” said Executive Director Beatrice Shelby. “More than ever, we have to network, partner, and collaborate to see our children overcome adversity and realize their potential.”
Currently, BGACDC is engaged in a mini day camp for ages 3-12 that includes computer science classes, art projects, and reading activities. The camp will be meeting from 8-10am on Mondays through Thursdays until July 19th. This camp is part of an ongoing effort by BGACDC to help the children of the Marvell-Elaine School District progress towards reading on grade level.
For more information on summer activities at the BGACDC, call (870) 829-3274. About BGACDC: Boys, Girls, Adults, Community Development Center was founded in 1978 by Marvell residents seeking to provide social, educational, recreational, health and housing opportunities for low to moderate income residents of the Marvell-Elaine School District. This mission is accomplished through activities for children, affordable housing complexes, the Best Food in Town restaurant, and other services.
To learn more, visit www.bgacdc.com. About the King Foundation: The Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation is a private philanthropic organization established by gifts from Mr. and Mrs. King in 1966 The Foundation now has more than $75 million in assets and distributes more than $2 million per year to charities serving the Dallas-Fort Worth area, 38 counties in West Texas, and 32 counties in Arkansas. To learn more, visit kingfoundation.com.