Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School and Family Learning Center expand mentoring program and support services through gift

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Laura Ruth Johnson, Associate Professor in the College of Education at Northern Illinois University, has received Grinnell College’s Joseph W. Wall Alumni Service Award, named after Joe Wall, a professor of history at Grinnell who inspired an ideal of social responsibility in his Grinnell students. The $25,000 grant will be used to expand the Lolita Lebron Family Learning Center’s Proyecto Atabey, an intergenerational mentoring program for mothers at Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School. The grant will fund the provision of training and stipends for mentors, who will include graduates of the FLC, as well as enable the expansion of support services for young parents at the school so as to promote their educational, personal, and professional success.