Background

University Settlement, located in Cleveland, will receive grant funds to purchase items and equipment to support the Children’s Literacy program aimed at youth to instill a passion for reading. Founded in 1926, the mission of University Settlement is to foster strong and independent individuals and families by providing innovative, valued and collaborative service that meet the evolving needs of the Broadway-Slavic Village community. This grant application was endorsed by McDonald’s Owner/Operator Robert J. Jursich, Jr., owner of several McDonald’s restaurants in Greater Cleveland.