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Group gets dropout prevention grant

By From staff reports
Published in News on December 13, 2010 1:46 PM

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News-Argus/MICHAEL K. DAKOTA

For approximately two dozen residents at O'Berry Center, Operation Santa Claus comes through with Christmas presents for clients who might now otherwise receive gifts. This year Operation Santa Claus will provide 299 gifts, twenty were given to O'Berry residents. Amy Roux, of the Wayne County Mental Health Association, helps facilitate gift giving. Roux and Jeff Whitener, volunteer services coordinator, made sure gifts were distributed.

The North Carolina Committee on Dropout Prevention has awarded Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corp. with a dropout prevention grant for $173,330. Rebuilding Broken Places, in partnership with Community Success Initiative and Dillard Middle School, will operate Project Y.E.S.S....

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