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Atlanta Neighborhood Charter Vying for $50K Clorox Grant

Charter school in competition to fund upgrades to Related Arts programs and needs your votes to win.

The Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, which has campuses in Grant Park and Ormewood Park, is competing for a $50,000 grant from the Clorox Co. under that company's Power A Bright Future initiative.

Schools from across the country compete for the grant by explaining why they would like the money and what for what it is earmarked.

The school with the most votes wins.

ANCS' plans for the grant calls for a lighting and sound system improvements at both campuses for its drama program, the purchase of the Yamaha in Music program and equipment for its physical education department, said Lisa Roberson, a parent at the school and one of its board members.

Such funding opportunties are critical for Atlanta's charter schools as funding from Atlanta Public Schools has been reduced following budget cuts, she said.

Indeed, ANCS has seen its funding from APS reduced by $434,000, Roberson said. That's about $680 per pupil, she said.

"It will definitely benefit both campuses," Roberson told East Atlanta Patch. "It's things that we haven't been able to buy and won't be able to buy so long as the budget cuts remain as they are."

Last year, ANCS efforts to capture money from these types of programs netted the school $4,000 for various initiatives.

ANCS needs your votes to win. You can help by voting via its:

You may vote daily until Dec. 21 at 11:59 p.m., when the contest ends.

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