California Credit Union seeks to fund grants for classroom projects

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LOS ANGELES — California Credit Union on Tuesday invited all teachers in Los Angeles and Orange County with ideas for innovative classroom projects to apply for grants through the finance company’s semi-annual teacher grant program.

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

“Over the past decade of teacher grants, we have seen some incredible programs come to life. We hope our local teachers will make their dream project a reality by applying for a fall grant,” said CCU President and CEO Steve O’Connell.

“Our goal is to provide a little extra support for teachers, who work so hard to engage their students in innovative ways. We look forward to reviewing the inspiring nominations this fall.

The credit union said the grant program is available to full-time teachers in Los Angeles and Orange County, or members of teaching credit unions in California looking to fund special learning opportunities. .

“The project should have clearly defined learning objectives linked to the academic needs of students, be creative and benefit a significant number of students,” the officials said.

The Credit Union’s Spring Awards, which were presented in May, have funded a wide range of projects, including using the principles of geometry to design kites, hatching chicks, creating a mariachi music program and the construction of a genetics laboratory, the company said.

Interested teachers can find more information and apply online at ccu.com/teachergrant. The application deadline is September 30, 2022.

Since the program’s inception in 2012, the California Credit Union has awarded $155,000 in grants to teachers in Southern California, the company said.

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