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Commerce Plaza gets $50K donation for financial literacy

Commerce Plaza, a nonprofit organization that partners with Long Island schools to help  students develop basic financial skills, has just received a $50,000 grant from Capital One Bank.
 
The grant money is to help underwrite the cost of  Commerce Plaza activities this school year for more than 1,100 fifth-graders from low-to-moderate income schools, according to a news release.
 
Based in Levittown, Commerce Plaza features interactive, hands-on learning experiences, allowing students to do things such as run make-believe businesses, get paychecks, and make bank deposits.
 
More than 27,000 fifth and sixth graders on Long Island have participated in activities since May 2000,  its website says.

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