Carlos Santana’s Milagro Foundation is giving $205,000 in grants to agencies supporting education. The foundation’s educational mission is to support agencies that encourage college access and aspirations among underserved children to close the achievement gap and break the cycle of poverty. A grand total of $285,000 was awarded, including non-education grants for disaster relief in Pakistan, a health clinic in Autlan, Mexico, and a food bank in Las Vegas where Santana has a home and performs at the Hard Rock Hotel. In Marin County, seven educational agencies received a total of $75,000. They are: • AIM High, summer academic programs for sixth-eighth graders in Marin City and San Rafael; • Bridge the Gap College Prep, an after school and evening tutoring program in Marin City; • Canal Alliance, an after-school tutoring program in San Rafael; • Hannah Project, a summer Freedom School for third-fifth graders and a high school student support program in Marin City; • Marin County School Volunteers, which offers volunteer tutoring support in schools and Marin educational agencies; • Marin Literacy Program, a fathers’ program at San Quentin; • Ritter Center, a backpack program for homeless children.
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