The following was submitted by English at Large:
On Monday, February 10th, English At Large, based in Medford, MA, was awarded a grant by The Lenny Zakim Fund and was honored together with other grantees at an Awards Ceremony held at the Revere Hotel in Boston.
Announcing the 2014 Lenny Zakim Fund Grant to English At Large
• English At Large was one of 60 grassroots, community-based organizations that received 2014 grants from The Lenny Zakim Fund at the Awards Ceremony. Grantees include many youth serving organizations and organizations working for social justice in diverse ways.
• The mission of English At Large, a non-profit, is to provide individual and small group instruction to adult immigrants and other newcomers who want to acquire English language skills as they adapt to life in the United States. The organization’s service area includes 21 Boston area communities.
• English At Large is honored to receive a grant from The Lenny Zakim Fund for the purpose of improving and expanding its literacy programs.
About Lenny Zakim and The Lenny Zakim Fund
Lenny Zakim believed that one person can change the world. As the executive director of the New England Region of the Anti-Defamation League, he fought tirelessly to put an end to prejudice, civil rights violations, anti-Semitism, racism and bigotry of all kinds. After Lenny was diagnosed in 1995 with multiple myeloma, he created, with the help of friends and supporters, a philanthropic organization that would transform his vision of social justice into an enduring legacy: The Lenny Zakim Fund.
The mission of The Lenny Zakim Fund is to identify, listen to, support and connect grassroots community organizations and programs operating "below the radar screen" of many large charitable groups and government grants. The Lenny Zakim Fund provides assistance to those who demonstrate the will and potential to make a difference but lack the necessary resources.