SMOC, United Way Pledge Support to Hoops & Homework Proposal
At Wednesday night's Selectmen's meeting parks commissioner Joan Rastani said SMOC and the United Way of Tri-County will lend its support to make the Hoops & Homework program a reality in Framingham.
At Wednesday night's Selectmen's meeting, Parks Commissioner Joan Rastani said SMOC and the United Way of Tri-County will lend its support to make the Hoops & Homework program a reality in Framingham.
Rastani read the release: "South Middlesex Opportunity Council and United Way of Tri-County look forward to lending support in making Hoops and Homework, a new after-school program for disadvantaged youth in Framingham, a reality. After the Town votes its support of the project, both agencies will work collaboratively in the creation and sustainability of the program. Preparing children to succeed in school and setting them on a course for success are goals the organizations involved share."
Selectmen heard and watched a presentation by Precinct 4 Town Meeting member Herb Chasan, and heard support from Town Meeting member Ned Price, of Precinct 17, where the programs would be located.
Selectmen, however, took no position on the Special Town Meeting article pending an updated report from Town Counsel.
Selectmen placed the item on its agenda for its Tuesday, Oct. 16 meeting before the start of Special Town Meeting that night.
Special Town Meeting will be asked to approve $81,000 to support three programs in Precinct 17, including updating a program already at Pelham Street Apartments.