At a formal reception on July 31, the River Counties Community Foundation (an affiliate of the Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia) awarded two very generous grants to the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation, Inc. (RCC/EFI).
For the expansion of the YouthWorks program in Middlesex County, RCC/EFI received $1,000. The purpose of YouthWorks is to help local students find and keep summer jobs, and to learn about work ethics and professionalism in the process. Participating students gain workforce skills and financial management training through collaboration with local area businesses. The Martha Henna Harris Endowment funded this grant.
RCC’s Emergency Medical Services program also benefited from a $4,000 grant, given to provide it with realistic simulation training. The money has been used to purchase SimScope WIFI equipment, which will allow students of the EMS program to complete advanced EMT courses. This grant also came from the Martha Henna Harris Endowment, with additional funding from the Dewey & Vivian Stallard Charitable Fund, the Charles and Nancy “Ray” Paul Fund, and the River Counties Community Foundation Endowment.
Cherie Carl, RCC’s dean of college advancement and director of the RCC/EFI, expressed heartfelt gratitude to the River Counties Community Foundation for its support of educational endeavors in the community.