Meryl Streep – second major donation, Central Falls School


The 3-time Oscar-winning actor has just announced her second major gift to the city’s Segue Institute for Learning – 5,000 new books.

Early this summer, Streep gave a special address at the celebrated performance space to the talented and ambitious teens who achieved national honors in the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards at Carnegire Hall. In appreciation for Streep’s participation in the event Scholastic Inc. and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the nonprofit which administers the Awards, offered to donate 5,000 new books to the organization of her choice. Streep chose The Segue Institute for Learning, the charter school which serves students in grades 6th to 8th from Central Falls.

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