Cemala Foundation was chartered in 1986 by Martha and Ceasar Cone II

Thanks to a new $500,000 grant from the Cemala Foundation, the College of Education and the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will have additional resources to promote early childhood language and literacy development for ethnically and linguistically diverse youth and families in southeast Greensboro. 

“We are extremely thankful to the Cemala Foundation for allowing the College of Education and the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences to work with diverse families in our community to strengthen language and literacy development that establishes a strong foundation for their future academic achievement and professional outcomes,” said Anthony Graham, Ph.D., dean of the College of Education. 

The Cemala Foundation awarded the grant to “positively impact the language and literacy skills of children in Greensboro, particularly young boys and girls from the most vulnerable population of our community, using culturally responsive literacy instruction,” he added. 

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Originally published January 24, 2018.

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