Mercy Foundation supports NativityMiguel School, an all-scholarship school for at-risk youths in Scranton area

The NativityMiguel School in Scranton received a $30,000 grant from the Mercy Foundation at the second annual Mercy Foundation Grant Awards Ceremony and Luncheon at Mercy Center, Dallas, in support of the new school’s 2014-15 operating budget.

Mercy Foundation, Inc., was established in 2011 through the generosity of Catholic Healthcare Partners as a result of the sale of Mercy Hospital in Scranton. The foundation is a nonprofit organization that is operated exclusively to benefit, support, and carry out the religious, charitable, educational, and other related programs and projects of the Sisters of Mercy Mid-Atlantic Community in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wyoming counties. The foundation honors the Sisters of Mercy’s legacy of service to develop healthy communities and to commit resources in support of programs that respond to the needs of the poor and under-served in the community.

NativityMiguel School is a Catholic, co-educational school that empowers students to reach their full potential as students, leaders, and role models in their families and communities. The all-scholarship school at 2300 Adams Ave. serves at-risk and under-served middle-school age boys and girls from low-income families of all faiths in the Scranton area.

The Mercy Foundation grant will complement the operating budget for the 2014-15 academic year during the first phase of the school’s founding, including the hiring of the founding president and providing financial support for grant writing, resource support and curriculum development.

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