Teen grant-making council YCI announces recipients

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The Greater Worcester Community Foundation’s Youth for Community Improvement (YCI) Fund has announced seven grants totalling nearly $24,000, including first-time YCI recipients Worcester State Foundation and Andy’s Attic.

The 18-member teen council, empaneled annually by GWCF, chose grant recipients that had a focus on diversity and cultural awareness, substance abuse, domestic abuse, and depression and suicide prevention — and those that best represent a “youth voice.”

2015 YCI committee and advisors, back row from left, Trishaal Biswas, Amy Mosher Berry (YCI coordinator), Dennis Asante, Caitlyn Nguyen, Niamh Anderson Toomey, Adrian Kelley, Laura Giordano, Lissett Quispe, Rayaan Yunus, Kelina Smith, Nina Gallagher, Nana Ampofo (YCI Intern), Sarah Riley, Dorean Asuako; front row from left, Ronald Pena, Kwadwo Appiagyei-Obeng, Lillian Cain, Jada Mpawenimana, Mark Coplin, Tyler Monteros.

Courtesy Amy Mosher Berry

2015 YCI committee and advisors, back row from left, Trishaal Biswas, Amy Mosher Berry (YCI coordinator), Dennis Asante, Caitlyn Nguyen, Niamh Anderson Toomey, Adrian Kelley, Laura Giordano, Lissett Quispe, Rayaan Yunus, Kelina Smith, Nina Gallagher, Nana Ampofo (YCI Intern), Sarah Riley, Dorean Asuako; front row from left, Ronald Pena, Kwadwo Appiagyei-Obeng, Lillian Cain, Jada Mpawenimana, Mark Coplin, Tyler Monteros.

“I am so proud of this group of teenagers for the level of maturity and dedication they have demonstrated over the last 12 weeks,” YCI program coordinator Amy Mosher Berry said.


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