From Private Sources
DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund
2 Park Ave., 23rd Floor
New York, N.Y. 10016
Child care. To expand the number of youth workers trained in New York City school-age child-care programs: $240,000 (over three years) to the Fund for the City of New York.
Community service. To plan a professional-development program for staff members who work directly with 50,000 young people enrolled in 58 federally supported Job Corps centers around the country: $191,309 to Women in Community Service Inc., Alexandria, Va.
Youth development. To plan a national clearinghouse to collect and disseminate information about the youth-development field: $190,000 to the National Assembly of National Voluntary Health and Social Welfare Organizations, Washington, D.C.
Youth development. To increase staff-development opportunities for youth workers who serve low-income youths: $240,000 (over three years) to the Community Network for Youth Development, Redwood City, Calif.
Youth service. To improve and increase the number of local youth-work training opportunities for youth workers, trainers , and supervisors who serve low-income youths: $240,000 (over three years) to the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County, Pinellas Park, Fla.
Youth service. To increase the capacity of 30 local Camp Fire councils to extend services to young people in low-income communities: $1 million to the Camp Fire Boys and Girls, Kansas City, Mo.
Youth service. To implement "Bridging the Gap," which will create staff-development resources and community-based training to help 20 rural communities and small towns provide youth-development opportunities: $1,501,000 (over three years) to the National 4-H Council, Chevy Chase, Md.
Youth service. To support training activities for youth workers who serve low-income communities: $240,000 (over three years) to the Tri-County Youth Services Consortium, Portland, Ore.
Youth training. To provide technical assistance and training resources for local organizations receiving support to provide quality youth-worker training: $1,237,500 (over two years) to the Academy for Educational Development, Washington, D.C.
Youth training. To improve the quality of training available to youth workers: $218,670 (over three years) to the Children, Youth, and Family Council Education Consortium, Philadelphia, Pa.
Youth training. To expand quality training opportunities for youth workers in low-income neighborhoods in Milwaukee: $240,000 (over three years) to the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Youth training. To institute a communitywide professional-development system that includes new training for youth workers: $240,000 (over three years) to YouthNet of Greater Kansas City, Mo.
The fund has also given grants to support efforts of four local education funds to permanently integrate the "Library Power" program into local school districts and one grant toward technical assistance to Library Power sites. The grantees are:
Cambridge Partnership for Public Education Inc., Cambridge, Mass.: $40,000 (over two years); Dade Public Education Fund Inc., Miami, Fla.: $40,000 (over two years); Lincoln Public Schools Foundation, Lincoln, Neb.: $40,000 (over two years); Public Education and Business Coalition, Denver, Colo.: $40,000 (over two years); and Public Education Fund Network, Washington, D.C.: $17,000.
Pew Charitable Trusts
2005 Market St., Suite 1700
Philadelphia, Pa. 19103-7017
Assessment. To develop a new institutional-accreditation model that focuses on the evaluation of teaching and assessment of student learning: $250,000 (over three years) to the American Academy for Liberal Education, Washington, D.C.
Curriculum. To support the development of curricular materials designed to strengthen high school science, mathematics, and technology instruction through linkages to the workplace: $460,000 (over two years) to Technical Education Research Centers Inc., Cambridge, Mass.
Curriculum. To develop a rigorous curriculum, skill standards, and student assessment and credentials system to be recognized by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence: $300,000 (over two years) to the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Herndon, Va.
Disadvantaged students. For continued support to increase the college-going rates of disadvantaged students: $500,000 (over three years) to the University of Southern Colorado Foundation, Pueblo.
Publishing. To publish and disseminate nationally six titles on school-to-work issues, including classroom and guidance materials: $350,000 (over two years) to the Fund for Independent Publishing, New York City.
Reform. In support of activities focused on strengthening college and university connections to K-12 reform: $200,000 (over two years) to the American Council of Learned Societies, New York City.
Reform. To continue the public-engagement campaign in support of Children Achieving, the reform plan of the Philadelphia public schools: $1 million to the Greater Philadelphia (Pa.) Urban Affairs Coalition.
Research. To support the creation of a nongovernmental organization to provide information, guidance, and help to states and districts seeking to to develop high academic standards: $200,000 to the National Governors' Association Center for Policy Research, Washington, D.C.
Research. To engage research universities in K-12 education reform: $200,000 (over two years) to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, Mass.
Research. To support dissemination and outreach activities around a new book on the status of education of African-Americans: $175,000 to the United Negro College Fund Inc., Fairfax, Va.
School-to-work. To develop a model for employer involvement in school-to-career partnerships with K-12 schools: $300,000 to the Oregon Community Foundation, Portland.
School-to-work. In support of employer involvement in local school-to-career initiatives: $200,000 (over two years) to the Utility Business Education Coalition Inc., Reston, Va.
Standards. To provide advice and assistance to a select number of states and urban school districts on the implementation of standards-based reform, and to disseminate knowledge about standards-based reform: $1,800,000 (over three years) to Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Standards. To study the instructional effects of standards-based reform: $850,000 (over three years) to the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 Michigan Ave. E.
Battle Creek, Mich. 49107
Arts education. To expand developmental opportunities for youth arts education for high school students: $20,000 to the Vermont Stage Company Inc., Burlington.
Gender equity. To develop a program to make life better for girls by promoting the "Women Helping Girls with Choices" program: $20,000 to the Michigan Business and Professional Women's Foundation Inc., Lansing.
Gender equity. To promote educational equality for girls in public schools by developing and disseminating community-based models for collaborative action: $84,766 to the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation Inc., Washington, D.C.
Health. To reduce childhood injury and death through the education of young children and adolescents with age-appropriate material and teaching processes: $70,977 to the Illinois Easter Seal Society Inc., Springfield.
Leadership. To support a leadership program for superintendents from low-achieving school districts in Michigan and Mississippi: $132,634 to Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo.
Native Americans. To increase the capacity of the Native American community to expand its leaders' skills, access community resources, and provide cultural learning for youths: $10,000 to Catholic Social Services, Marquette, Mich.
Parents. To complete a comprehensive review of parent involvement as it relates to student achievement in public schools: $9,395 to the Northville (Mich.) Public Schools.
Science. To establish a 5th grade science education program and send the director and a member of the TVCC board to Fundraising School: $91,000 to Tamarack Valley Christian Center Inc., Hickory Corners, Mich.
Technology. To enhance the academic preparation of middle school students by providing teachers the opportunity to use multimedia resources: $29,550 to Richland County School District 1, Columbia, S.C.
Technology. To create and disseminate new educational opportunities using CD-ROM and the World Wide Web: $75,000 to the National Latino Communications Center, Los Angeles, Calif.
Youth development. For a symposium that brings together new-media industry leaders and children's advocates for an exchange of ideas and a discussion of protecting children's interests on the information highway: $59,687 to Children Now, Oakland, Calif.
Youth development. To publish a magazine for youth-development professionals that encourages successful practices to engage and nurture young people: $10,000 to the National Network of Runaway and Youth Services Inc., Washington, D.C.
Youth development. To further youth-development programming efforts by providing leadership education to youth and adult volunteers: $5,000 to Ohio State University, Circleville.
Youth service. To encourage and prepare youths and leaders of youth-serving organizations to improve their communities through service-learning and community-service activities: $2,106,500 to the Young Men's Christian Association, Seattle, Wash.
Youth service. To improve self-esteem, academic achievement, and community service of low-income children through the Freedom School Concept: $18,000 to the Community Mentor Program Inc., Rockingham, N.C.
Henry Luce Foundation Inc.
111 West 50th St.
New York, N.Y. 10020
Disadvantaged youths. To fund state-of-the-art technology, such as electronic bulletin boards and the Internet, to enhance educational programs for disadvantaged youths: $90,000 (over three years) to the Harbor for Girls and Boys, New York City.
Research. For a study of the future of American public higher education: $210,000 (over three years) to the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, State University of New York, Albany.
School management. To support a project that utilizes the management skills of both retired and active business executives to help improve the financial and budgetary planning in public schools: $75,000 (over three years) to City Innovation, New York City.
Tutorial program. To support a tutorial program that allows students to interact with role models from the professional world: $100,000 (over two years) to the New York City School Volunteer Program Inc., New York City.
Youth training. To help train youths to assemble and service computers that are sold at favorable prices to public schools: $150,000 (over two years) to Per Scholas, Bronx, N.Y.
From State Sources
West Virginia Department of Education
1900 Kanawha Blvd. E.
Charleston, W.Va. 25305
The West Virginia Department of Education has awarded six counties grants for exemplary projects in alternative education. The counties and grant amounts are listed below.
Harrison County. To continue academic instruction through the establishment of an after-hours/evening-school model for the county's Transitional School Program: $50,000. Monroe County. For a community-resource program: $39,877. Tyler County. For an alternative-education program for at-risks students: $42,321. Wood County. Toward an after-hours/evening-school program that will serve regular and special education students: $40,000. Hampshire/Mineral Counties. To provide alternative-education services through a multi-county partnership: $27,802.