Provident Bank helps HoLa in Hoboken

Nice to see local business lend a hand to the better educational programs in our city, such as this donation The Provident Bank made earlier this month…

Provident Bank Foundation Helps Fund New Hoboken Classrooms

The Hoboken Dual Language Charter School (HoLa), a non-profit organization based in the Boys & Girls Club of Hoboken, will be expanding to include fourth grade students next year thanks in part to a $2,500 grant from The Provident Bank Foundation.

The grant will directly support the construction of two new fourth-grade classrooms, slated to open for the 2012-2013 school year.

“All of the support from The Provident Bank Foundation has been vital in helping HoLa accommodate its growing needs, and has allowed our organization to set the groundwork for two exciting and very essential, new classrooms,” said Jennifer Sargent, president of the Board of Trustees at HoLa. “And because HoLa is housed in an actively used Boys & Girls Club, the Foundation’s investment in the space benefits not only our organization, but the Hoboken community as a whole.”

HoLa is Hoboken’s newest public charter school serving students in grades K-3 from all language backgrounds. Through a Spanish-English dual language curriculum, based on the Two-Way Immersion approach to learning, HoLa delivers a challenging academic program in a multicultural and nurturing school community. At HoLa, both Spanish-speaking students and non-Spanish speaking students are grouped together and taught both languages, which encourages them to grow into bilingual, cultural citizens. Opened in 2010, each year HoLa expands its curriculum to include another grade level until the organization reaches its goal of serving grades K-5.

“The Provident Bank Foundation is thrilled to support the expansion of such a unique and multicultural school. We’re excited to help the school continue to grow and increase enrollment,” said Kendall Warsaw, executive director of The Provident Bank Foundation.

More information about the Hoboken Dual Language Charter School is available at or by calling (201)427-1458. For more information about The Provident Bank Foundation, visit

About The Provident Bank Foundation

The Provident Bank Foundation was established by New Jersey’s oldest bank in 2003 to enhance the quality of life in New Jersey through support of not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools and other organizations that provide services in communities served by The Provident Bank. Since its founding, the Foundation has provided more than $15 million in grants for programs focusing on education, health, wellness, recreation, the arts and social and civic services.

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