Sunday, July 20, 2008

Big Brothers, Big Sisters Chapter Gets A Big Grant

(previously published here at

Philadelphia - The Big Brothers, Big Sisters Southeastern Pa. chapter yesterday announced a $586,201 grant awarded to the national organization through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

The money will fund the non-profit's Big MAGIC Program, created to focus on mentoring children from poor neighborhoods in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties who are earning low grades and seem uninterested in school. This program follows the success of the organization's Mentoring for Violence program.

MAGIC stands for Mentoring Adolescent Growth in Communities.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters is a national organization with a stated goal of improving children's lives while strengthening communities through professionally supported one-on-one mentoring relationships. It is based in Philadelphia.

Heather J. Chin can be reached at

©The Evening Bulletin 2008

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