Educator-Led Initiatives to Nurture Student Success – Oct 15

Posted by NEA Foundation on September 7, 2021

NEA Foundation Invites Applications for Educator-Led Initiatives to Nurture Student Success

Established in 1969, the NEA Foundation serves as a laboratory of learning, offering funding and other resources to public school educators, their schools, and districts to solve complex teaching and learning challenges.

To that end, the NEA Foundation is inviting applications for the Student Success Grant Program. Grants of either $2,000 or $5,000 will be awarded in support of educator-led initiatives that engage students in project-based and deeper learning to support the development of skills and dispositions contributing to success and fulfillment in a changing world. The foundation is accepting applications from educators, specialized instructional support personnel, and education support professionals to develop and implement a project that will enhance students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills; develop and implement a project supporting personalized and experiential learning; support students’ mastery of essential academic content; support students’ cultural understanding and appreciation; promote students’ communication and collaboration skills; or enable students to engage in learning experiences connected to real-world issues and challenges.

Applicants must be a current member of the NEA and be a teacher, education support professional, or specialized instructional support personnel. The foundation defines education support professionals (ESPs) as paraeducators; school bus drivers or other transportation staff; custodial and maintenance staff, food services staff, school nurses, health aides, and other health and student services staff; clerical staff; security staff; skilled trades staff; and technical services staff. Specialized instructional support personnel (SISP) include school counselors, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, library media specialists, speech pathologists, and others.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the NEA Foundation website.

Deadline: October 15, 2021

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