California Credit Union Announces Award for Teacher Classroom Projects – NBC Los Angeles

The California Credit Union on Thursday invited all LA and Orange County teachers with an innovative classroom project idea to apply for a grant through the finance company’s semi-annual teacher grant program.

Ten grants of $500 each will be awarded in May for the spring program, the credit union said.

“We are committed to serving the education community and can’t think of a better way to honor that commitment than to help teachers brighten their classrooms with an innovative learning opportunity for their students,” said Steve O’, President and CEO of California Credit Union. Connell.

“We hope this program will make it a little easier for educators to make a difference in the lives of our students and encourage any teacher who has an exciting project idea to take a few minutes to apply for one of our grants.”

The Spring Bursary Program is available to full-time teachers in Los Angeles and Orange counties, or to members of teacher credit unions in California.

The credit union said teachers’ class projects “should have clearly defined learning goals linked to students’ academic needs, demonstrate creativity, and benefit a significant number of students.”

Interested teachers can find more information and apply online at ccu.com/teachergrant. The application deadline is April 15, 2022.

Since the program’s inception in 2012, the California Credit Union said it has awarded $145,000 in grants to teachers in Southern California.

The fall 2021 grant program funded a wide range of projects, including the establishment of community gardens; artistic expression programs focused on social change, anti-racism, diversity and inclusion; a mobile library; a cooking channel for students with special needs; and coding and robotics programs, among others, the company said.

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