Atlantis Awarded $10,000 Grant

Pictured left to right are Southcoast Advisory Board members, Joseph Nauman and Koreen Santos, George Jacome, Robert Beatty, and Patrick Murray, BCSB President and CEO.

Bristol County Savings Bank recently awarded Atlantis Charter School a $10,000 grant through its charitable foundation to expand technology in the Arts, Culture & Design Academy.

“Technology is rapidly evolving, and grants like this one help us to keep up with changes,” said Robert Beatty, Executive Director of Atlantis Charter School. “Thanks to the generosity of our partners at Bristol County Savings Bank, students in the Arts, Culture & Design Academy have access to the newest tools and gadgets in the classroom. This is crucial to fulfilling our mission of providing students with an education truly second-to-none.”

Beatty and F. George Jacome, development director of the Atlantis Education, accepted a check during a ceremony on December 19, 2019 at the Holiday Inn in Taunton, Massachusetts.

“Our mission is to support all the communities we serve, including the greater Fall River area,” said Patrick J. Murray, Jr., President & CEO of Bristol County Savings Bank and President of Bristol County Savings Foundation. “This grant to Atlantis Charter School is a great fit as our Foundation places a particular emphasis on education and literacy. We have been invested in the progress of Atlantis for many years now and look forward to seeing the students benefiting from the additional technology.”

This marks the third year in a row that Atlantis has received a grant from the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation. Atlantis received a $7,500 grant in 2017 and a $5,000 grant in 2018. Funds from these grants are used primarily to purchase Apple technology, including laptops and software, for the Arts, Culture & Design Academy. This provides academy students with access to the professional tools used especially in the music production, design, and engineering industries.

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