Category Archives: service learning

Check it Out: NEW Grant Opportunity!

Grant Name: Learning & Leadership Grants

Funded by: The NEA Foundation

Description: These grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes: 1) Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research. 2) Grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment. Applicants must be practicing U.S. public school teachers in grades K-12, public school education support professionals, or faculty and staff at public higher education institutions. Preference will be given to members of the National Education Association. The NEA Foundation encourages grant applications from teachers with less than seven years of experience in the profession and education support professionals. Applicants: Mail the original and five (5) copies of your application to the address listed below. Please do not staple or bind your application. Applications that do not comply with the guidelines or that include materials not specifically requested by The NEA Foundation will not be reviewed. Applications sent by e-mail or fax, or incomplete applications, will not be reviewed.

Program Areas: General Education, Professional Development

Recipients: Public Schools, Higher Education

Proposal Deadline: 2/1/11

Average amount: $2,000.00 – $5,000.00

Telephone: 202-822-7840

Email: info-neafoundation@list.nea.org

Website: http://www.neafoundation.org/programs/Learning&Leadership_Guidelines.htm

Availability: All States

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Check it Out: NEW Grant Opportunity!

Grant Name: Special Olympics Get Into It® Grants

Funded by: Youth Service America

Description: Special Olympics is partnering with Youth Service America to offer Get Into It® grants that bring together students of all abilities to fight childhood obesity in their schools and communities. The Get Into It® curriculum helps to develop a service-learning program that gives youth the opportunity to make a change. The program awards grants of $500 and $1000 to help youth create and implement local, hands-on programs to fight childhood obesity. Each grant also engages participating youth in service-learning, an effective teaching and learning strategy that supports student learning, academic achievement, and workplace readiness. Get Into It® grant projects launch on Spread the Word to End the Word Day (March 2, 2011) and culminate on Global Youth Service Day (April 15-17, 2011). All 50 states and the District of Columbia are eligible to apply. The application must be completed by a teacher and a unified pair of students (one with and one without an intellectual disability).

Program Areas: Disabilities, Health/PE, Special Education

Recipients: Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools, Higher Education

Proposal Deadline: 1/19/11

Average amount: $500.00 – $1,000.00

Telephone: 202-296-2992

Email: info@ysa.org

Website: http://www.ysa.org/getintoit

Availability: All States