LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Research Institute for Learning and Development (ResearchILD) has been selected as one of 100 local nonprofits to receive a grant of $100,000 through the Cummings Foundation’s $100K for 100 program. ResearchILD, an internationally recognized educational research organization, develops educational programs for children, adults, and adolescents with learning and attention differences. ResearchILD was chosen from more than 370 applicants during a competitive review process by the Cummings Foundation. The grant will be used to support the SMARTS Executive Function and Mentoring Program as part of the “After the Bell” program at the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn, MA.
“With the generous support of the Cummings Foundation, ResearchILD can transform the lives of more students by helping them to learn how to learn so that they can achieve lifelong success,” states Dr. Lynn Meltzer, President of ResearchILD in Lexington. “We’re thrilled that the Cummings Foundation has recognized ResearchILD’s important work in the community and we look forward to expanding our SMARTS program to a new population of students served by the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn.” The SMARTS program uses an innovative peer mentoring approach, where older students are paired with younger students to help them implement learning strategies in their schoolwork so that they can improve academically.
The complete list of $100K for 100 grant winners is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org.
Headquartered in Lexington, ResearchILD is directed by Dr. Lynn Meltzer and is dedicated to the mission of helping children, adolescents and adults with learning challenges succeed in school and in life. ResearchILD focuses on research, development of mentoring and leadership programs for schools, publications of books and software, professional development for teachers, and scholarship support for educational services.
About Cummings Foundation
Woburn-based Cummings Foundation, Inc. was established in 1986 by Joyce and Bill Cummings of Winchester, Mass. With assets exceeding $1 billion, it is one of the very largest grant-making foundations in New England. Additional information is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org.