LOS ANGELES (CNS) - California Credit Union today invited all Los Angeles and Orange County teachers with an innovative class project idea to apply for a grant through the financial company's twice-yearly 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 helping teachers light up their classrooms with an innovative learning opportunity for their students,'' said California Credit Union President/CEO Steve O'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 just a few minutes to apply for one of our grants.''
The spring grant program is available to full-time teachers in L.A. and Orange counties, or to credit union members teaching in California.
The credit union said teachers' classroom projects ``should have clearly defined learning objectives tied to students' academic needs, display 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 creation of the program in 2012, California Credit Union said, it has awarded $145,000 in teacher grants across Southern California.
The 2021 fall grant program funded a wide range of projects, including creating community gardens; art expression programs focused on social change, anti-racism, diversity & inclusion; a mobile library; a cooking channel for special-needs students; and coding and robotics programs, among others, the company said.