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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon met with Senator Jamilah Nasheed and Alderman Antonio French at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, to announce a $500,000 grant that will expand access to math and science tutoring enrichment programs.

These programs will benefit an additional 350 students from low-income families in St. Louis.

A new partnership between the College of Education at UMSL and The North Campus, will provide the in-school and after-school tutoring services.

The North Campus was founded by Alderman French. Their goal is to provide the children with “a world-class education and an enriching childhood experience so that they will ultimately lift themselves and their families out of poverty.”

The organization’s partners include St. Louis Public Schools, Teach For America, the Incarnate Word Foundation,the YMCA, the Boys & Girls Club, the St. Louis Dream Center, the Fathers Support Center, the North Newstead Association, the St. Louis Chess Club and student groups from St. Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis.

The Department of Social Services along with the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, will provide the funding.

For additional information visit: thenorthcampus.org

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