2021 Grant Recipients

The following organizations received grants:

Northern Arizona University


To fund Northern Arizona University to co-design and pilot a new robotics curriculum in partnership with a Navajo Nation (Diné) school community. The project will increase interest in STEM teaching and learning by creating greater teacher self-efficacy and job satisfaction, ultimately resulting in teacher retention for rural and diverse communities of northern Arizona.

KVC Behavioral Healthcare


To fund KVC Behavioral Healthcare West Virginia (KVC) and First Star to provide immersive, specialized academic, college prep and opioid and drug education programming and mentorship to high school youth in foster care, with the goal to offer these at-risk students a pathway to higher education and better opportunities to contribute to the success of their communities.

Change is Simple


To fund Change is Simple (CiS) to build capacity for the creation of a professional development program, allowing teachers across the country to implement our innovative framework for climate and sustainability education.

Shorewood School District


To fund Shorewood School District to build authentic learning experiences for high school students through a Design Thinking Fellows Program for Shorewood teachers in partnership with the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM). The program helps teachers redesign curricula and change their approaches to instruction.

CSU Fullerton Auxiliary


To fund CSU Fullerton for their Titan Future Teachers program designed to engage students as early as their first year at CSUF. Once identified and connected to resources for future teachers, these undergraduates share the urgent need for 1) more direct access to pertinent information about teaching pathways and requirements to becoming a teacher in California and 2) robust engagement with a community of future teacher peers in order to be successful and persist through a teacher preparation program and subsequently into the teaching profession.