CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — The director of a charter school in Central Falls says Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep has donated $10,000 to the school.
Angelo Garcia, founder and director of the Segue Institute for Learning, says the check from Streep's Silver Mountain Foundation for the Arts arrived Monday. A note said it was on behalf of actress Viola Davis, who grew up in Central Falls, and who has taken an interest in the school.
Both Davis and Streep were nominated for the best actress Oscar this year, with Streep winning the award Sunday night.
The Segue Institute has more than 200 students in grades six through eight.
Garcia, who grew up with Davis, says the school is trying to raise money to buy the building it's in or find a new location.
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