Guru Krupa Foundation (GKF) expanded its contribution to $50,000 to further support St. Nicks Alliance’s comprehensive Literacy Immersion initiatives for the 2020–2021 school year. This critical support will allow St. Nicks Alliance to develop approaches that will address COVID-related learning loss for the 3,000 youth in grades K–8 who participate in St. Nicks Alliance’s after-school centers across Community School Districts 13, 14, and 23.
Debra Sue Lorenzen, Director of Youth and Education with St. Nicks Alliance, said, “We are deeply grateful to the Guru Krupa Foundation for their commitment to the youth of North Brooklyn. Their invaluable and flexible support will enable St. Nicks Alliance to expand our already vital literacy initiatives and tailor these services to help mitigate learning loss due to the pandemic and remote learning.”
This marks the third year that GKF has supported St. Nicks Alliance’s work empowering youth through education. Since 2018, GKF has served as the lead sponsor for their BK Story Voyager, a mobile library that gives North Brooklyn children access to books and learning experiences that boost literacy growth.
“Education is one of our priorities because it is one the most powerful tools to help alleviate poverty, eliminate discrimination and create balance in an unequal world. For many years, St Nicks Alliance has been providing literacy development support to children and youth in North Brooklyn. This support is particularly important now, as COVID-19 schooling restrictions have taken a serious toll on children’s learning,” said Mukund Padmanabhan, founder of the Guru Krupa Foundation.
Since 2007, the Guru Krupa Foundation (GKF), a private foundation based in NY, has been funding a broad range of social, educational and religious/cultural charitable causes across India and the US.