Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation, the nonprofit, private charitable foundation established to further carry out the philanthropic mission of Middlesex Savings Bank, recently awarded a grant in the amount of $11,675 to Natick-based nonprofit private day school, RCS Learning Center. The funds will help support the organization’s “Let’s Get to Work” Vocational Program, a specialized experience-based program providing students ages 14-22 the opportunity to explore and develop important job related skills to become quality members of our communities.
“We are extremely honored to have received this grant from Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation,” said Denise Rizzo, President and Founder of RCS Learning Center. “These funds will aid in RCS Learning Center’s ability to provide invaluable programming to help prepare our students for employment in our communities. This grant will go a long way in making certain that we are able educate, train, and support the students during this important transitional time in their lives.”
“Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation is proud to help RCS Learning Center serve the children and families that are impacted by autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities,” said Mike Kuza, Vice President of Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation. “Denise and her team have already helped so many children and families achieve developmental milestones. We are pleased to help them continue in their important work.”
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About RCS Learning Center
Realizing Children’s Strengths (RCS) Learning Center is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide the highest quality of individualized behavioral and educational services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. We believe that every child has unique skills and we are dedicated to helping each child develop these skills and reach their full potential. Started in 2006, the Natick-based Chapter 766 approved private school serves over 40 children ages 3-22 with Autism and other developmental disabilities from over 30 towns and cities in Massachusetts.
About the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation
The Foundation was established in 2000 to carry out further the philanthropic mission of Middlesex Savings Bank by supporting the communities served by the Bank. Over the past 13 years, the Foundation has provided more than $2 million in grants to over 200 nonprofit organizations, supporting services, and programs in a wide variety of fields, including education, and basic human services. Since the inception of the Foundation, Middlesex Savings Bank has funded the endowment with over $11 million in contributions.
About Middlesex Savings Bank
Middlesex Savings Bank, founded in 1835 and headquartered in Natick, Mass., is a mutual savings bank. As one of the largest independent banks in Massachusetts with assets exceeding $4 billion, the bank has been committed to providing outstanding value in consumer banking and business banking products for over 175 years. The FDIC and DIF insured bank has 29 branch offices located in 23 communities – Acton, Ashland, Bedford, Bellingham, Boxborough, Concord, Framingham, Franklin, Groton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Littleton, Maynard, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Natick, Needham, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellesley, and Westford.