United South End Settlements, a 126-year-old nonprofit organization serving families in the South End and surrounding communities, announced it was awarded a $15,000 grant from Wells Fargo to support its early childhood STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education program.
Through its charitable giving programs, Wells Fargo embraces its responsibility to be a leading corporate citizen and the opportunity to create more resilient, sustainable communities through its operations and actions. Wells Fargo focuses its giving on community development, health and human services and educational programs that create lasting change and address the challenges facing the cities and towns where its customers and team members live and work.
USES’s accredited Early Childhood Education program serves 64 children ages 3 months to 5 years old, focusing on readying children for school by promoting learning and building cognitive, motor, and social emotional skills. Its STEAM curriculum introduces and reinforces concepts such as curiosity, creativity, and problem-solving; it also helps with language and motor development.
“We are incredibly grateful for Wells Fargo’s support of our STEAM initiative. This approach to learning through an arts lens helps develop critical-thinking, problem-solving, and reasoning skills, laying the foundation for children in our programs to thrive in the classroom,” said USES President and CEO Maichairia Weir Lytle.
“Wells Fargo has a rich history of community support in Massachusetts and we have personal connections to the people in our communities,” said Briana Curran, vice president, communications and community relations, Wells Fargo New England. “United South End Settlements provides critical services to Boston’s youth, serving as an outlet for our city’s children to learn, thrive and become successful adults in a safe, enrichment environment.”