June 9, 2017
Norcross High School Foundation for Excellence Receives Over $22,000 in Grants from Community Foundation of Northeast Georgia And The Waffle House Foundation

Norcross, GA – June 9, 2017 – The Norcross High School Foundation for Excellence is excited to announce that they have recently received two very distinguished grants totaling $22,500. First, the Community Foundation of Northeast Georgia awarded the NHS Foundation a $10,000 grant, and most recently, The Waffle House Foundation awarded a $12,500 grant to the NHS Foundation.

Both of these grants have been awarded to help support the NHS Foundation’s After School Matters program – a program that targets academically at-risk 9th and 10th grade students with limited family economic resources.  The mission of the program is to raise the graduation rate and prepare students for a career or college path. The vision of the program is to increase a student’s engagement with school, cultivate talent, lift self-confidence, and decrease the likelihood of risky behaviors.

“This is why we do what we do,” said Randy Redner, executive director of the Community Foundation of NE Georgia.  “We are surrounded by many incredible nonprofits doing incredible work each and every day.  To be able to support some of them in the work they do, to help them impact even more people and change even more lives – that is part of our mission at the Community Foundation.”

This year has been the highest revenue-generating year to date for the NHS Foundation for Excellence.  The NHS Foundation has raised more than $220,000 thanks to the generous support of our community donors, our parent supporters, our yearly fundraising Gala, and from numerous grants. The funds raised support Foundation programs such as Classroom Grants, Instructional Funds, Teacher Support and Recognition, as well as next year’s Capital focus, which will be to increase access to technology for all students in the classroom. We are fortunate to live in a community that values the teachers’ and the administration’s hard work and recognizes their dedication to the students.

The mission of the Norcross High School Foundation for Excellence is to ensure the success of all students at Norcross High School by building community support and by raising funds to cultivate excellence in academics, arts, and athletics.  Since the inception of the Foundation in 2001, over $1.8 million has been raised and invested in the school to elevate teaching and learning in the classroom, expand fine arts opportunities, and support athletic programs and extracurricular activities. 

For more information, please visit our website norcrosshighfoundation.org.
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