Last week, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced the recipients of mini grants distributed through the Cure Lounge Settlement Supporting African-American Students Seeking Higher Education. At the Freedom House in Dorchester, AG Coakley was accompanied by Boston City Councilwoman Ayanna Pressley, Chairman of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Julian Tynes, members of the Attorney General’s Civil Rights Division, and representatives of the recipient organizations, including Bottom Line’s Executive Director Greg Johnson and Director of Development Mike Wasserman (above). See more photos of this event>>>

$28,500 in total was awarded to Bottom Line, the Freedom House, Cambridge College, and the United Negro College Fund. These grants will support the organizations’ efforts to serve college-bound students in Boston and Worcester, specifically the provision of direct scholarships, college counseling services, assistance with college applications and financial aid, and college preparatory classes.

The grants are part of a settlement that the MA Attorney General’s Civil Rights Division reached with Paige Hospitality, Inc. after an incident that occurred at the Cure Lounge in Boston last fall.

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