Education Foundation Launches First Grants Program

Education Foundation Launches First Grants Program
Posted on 11/15/2019
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The South Park Education Foundation, founded earlier this year, has started soliciting proposals from South Park educators as part of the foundation’s first grants program. The South Park Education Foundation’s mission is to support and strengthen the South Park School District community by encouraging innovation, recognizing excellence and creating vital partnerships. Governed by a Board of Directors that is dedicated to supporting excellence in education, the Foundation fulfills its mission through grants to teachers and schools, student scholarships and strategic partnerships.

In July, the South Park Education Foundation held its first fundraising event — a golf outing at South Hills Country Club, presented by PNC. 132 golfers participated in the inaugural event which raised more than $20,000 for the education foundation. Those funds will now be used to award grants to South Park educators and scholarships to Class of 2020 students this spring.

The SPark Grants program is meant to spark innovation, new teaching methods and new academic initiatives in South Park classrooms. SPark Grants will be awarded to educators to help them implement innovative, creative and exciting projects, initiatives and strategies that enhance student learning. The South Park Education Foundation welcomes proposals that will make a measurable and meaningful difference for South Park students while also aligning with the South Park School District’s curriculum and educational goals.  

Proposals will be reviewed by the South Park Education Foundation’s grants committee, which includes a group of educators from area school districts, on a competitive basis. Grants will then be awarded by the Board of Directors of the South Park Education Foundation. The deadline for South Park educators to submit a grant proposal is Friday, December 6 at 4 p.m. Grants will be awarded on Friday, December 20. 

Want to learn more about the SPark Grants program and the South Park Education Foundation? Click here to visit the foundation’s new website.

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