“I want to thank the LA Fund for spearheading the #ArtsMatter campaign, which will
bring attention to the pressing need for robust arts education in all Los Angeles schools.”
By Michele Molnar
Educators in the Los Angeles Unified School District are getting a major boost in their ability to pursue grant funding with the launch this week of Grants HQ, a new program announced by the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education.
Created exclusively for use by the district's 30,000 educators, the program incorporates a password-protected online database listing available education grants from philanthropic and other sources around the country. It also offers in-person workshops and support for teachers and administrators interested in learning how to fill out grant applications. Click here to read more.
By Aaron Stella
Just two week after The Los Angeles Fund for Public Education (LA Fund) launched a new program, Grants HQ, that puts hundreds of millions of dollars in grant money at the fingertips of more than 30,000 LAUSD educators, the response has been “amazing.”
Now, teachers who want to enrich the education of their students, anything from obtaining new equipment to offering specialized courses, can search for grants through a centralized hub, and attend grant-writing workshops.
“The response has been amazing!” said Adena Tessler, Vice president of Mercury Public Affairs, in an interview with LA School Report, “Since we launched the program on March 17th, our classes are 97 percent full, and a few of them even have wait lists. Clearly, we’re going to have to look into creating more opportunities because there are so many teachers that want to learn how to write grants.” Click here to read more.
For 14 years, Los Angeles math teacher Darryl Newhouse has run a robotics program aimed at showing inner-city students that careers in science and engineering are just as possible as ones in sports and entertainment. But when funds run short, he digs into his own pocket — often shelling out as much as $5,000 a year. Click here to read more.
The Los Angeles Fund for Public Education takes on the challenges that prevent students from succeeding in school and unlocking their full potential. Its School Fuel initiative guarantees students a nutritious breakfast each day, and #ArtsMatter brings in resources from the creative community to help teachers use the arts to inspire young minds.