March 18, 1992 12 min read

From Federal Sources

U.S. Education Department
400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20024

The Education Department recently awarded a total of $11.1 million to 38 Native American tribes and tribal organizations in 16 states, under its Vocational Training for Indians program, to provide American Indian and Alaska Native youths and adults with job-readiness training. Under the program, instruction will be provided in occupational skills, basic academic skills, English as a second language, job-search skills, and managing financial resources.

The recipients are listed below by state.

Alaska. NANA Corporation, Anchorage: $290,000; Kawerak Inc., Nome: $83,048. Arizona. Leupp Schools Inc., Leupp: $266,682; LeChee Chapter, Navajo, Page: $465,068; Rough Rock School Board Inc., Rough Rock; Salt River Pima Maricopa, Scottsdale: $156,660. California. Soboba Band of Indians, Riverside: $251,436. Maine. Penobscot Indian Nation, Old Town: $245,964. Michigan. Bay Mills Community College, Brimley: $338,210; Grand Travis Band of Indians, Traverse City: $279,023.

Mississippi. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Philadelphia: $552,689. Montana. Chippewa Cree Tribe-Stone, Box Elder: $304,153; Little Big Horn Community College, Crow Agency: $293,707; Fort Belknap Community Council, Harlem: $344,177; Salish Kootenai College, Pablo: $573,620. Nevada. Omaha Tribe, Macy: $196,610; Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, Nixon: $42,211. New Mexico. Coyote Canyon Rehabilitation Center, Brimhall: $301,372; Santa Fe Indian School, Santa Fe: $321,250; Tahatchi Special Education Center, Tahatchi: $273,709. North Dakota. Turtle Mountain Community College, Belcourte: $213,516; Little Hoop Community College, Fort Totten: $376,150.

Oklahoma. Comanche Tribe, Lawton: $197,740; Inter Tribal Council Inc., Miami: $209,545; Kickapoo Vo-Tech Program Inc., Shawnee: $239,329; Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Tahlequah: $365,418. South Dakota. Cheyenne River Community College, Eagle Butte: $363,884; Oglala Lakota College, Kyle: $513,832; Sisseton-Wahpeton Community College, Sisseton: $295,955. Utah. Utah Development Council Inc., Bluff: $196,943. Washington. Lumni Indian Business Council, Bellingham: $405,041; Nisqually Indian Tribe, Olympia: $192,261. Wisconsin. Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College, Hayward: $336,054; Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, Oneida: $303,112.

National Endowment
for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20506

Foreign language. For a two-year project for 415 Arizona teachers of Spanish in kindergarten through the 8th grade designed to integrate the humanities into the foreign-language curriculum: $211,301 to Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Ariz.
Literature. Toward a conference and reading-discussion programs offering a critical examination of children’s literature: $63,755 to the Hawaii Literary Arts Council, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Social studies. For a three-week national institute for 20 secondary-school social-studies teachers on the history of colonialism in Latin America: $101,269 to the National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C.
World history. For a four-week national institute on the Enlightenment for 30 high-school teachers of world history: $147,000 to California State University, Long Beach, Calif.

From Private Sources

The Bush Foundation
332 Minnesota St.
St. Paul, Minn. 55101

African-American children. To increase the number of African-American families adopting African-American children: $30,000 to Family Alternatives Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.
Children’s issues. To support the work of its Minnesota office: $110,000 to the Children’s Defense Fund, Washington, D.C.
Family assistance. For a family-assistance program: $15,000 to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.
Housing. to help purchase transitional housing for women and children: $25,000 to Perspectives Inc., Minnetonka, Minn.
Interpreter training. To support an interpreter-training program for non-English-speaking populations: $141,970 to the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Language disorders. To support a program for children with language disorders: $24,590 to the Scottish Rite Foundation of Duluth, Minn.
Mathematics. To support programs to expand girls’ participation in the Talented Youth Mathematics Program: $141,970 to the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Minority children. To help support an evaluation of programs to improve the school success of minority children: $75,000 to the St. Paul Foundation, St. Paul, Minn.
School leaders. To plan a new mid-career training program for school leaders: $37,737 to the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

DeWitt Wallace-
Reader’s Digest Fund
261 Madison Ave., 24th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10016

Child care. To support a three-year project to link principals, parents, and care-givers in planning local child care: $575,000 to the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
Dropout prevention. To assist in developing opportunities to reduce the dropout rate in the Long Beach (Calif.) Unified School District: $146,500 to Kathryn E. Goddard, director of student life and development, California State University, Long Beach.
Mentoring. For on-site mentoring by professional-development associates helping Schools Under Registration and Review (SURR) teachers integrate theory with practice and work more creatively with children: $600,000 (over four years) to Lehman College of the City University of New York.
Middle-school students. To motivate middle-school students to succeed and to envision future education and career options: $1.05 million to the Center for Corporate and Education Initiatives at Brandeis University.
Staff development. To improve and expand staff-development activities in its 125 affiliate offices: $1.06 million (over three years) to Work, Achievement, Values, and Education (WAVE).
Staff training. For a four-year comprehensive staff-training initiative: $3.5 million to the National 4-H Council, Chevy Chase, Md.
Staff recruitment and development. To support a three-year pilot program to enhance the recruitment and development of minority staff members and to help local councils meet the needs of racially diverse communities served by Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.: $1.85 million to Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., New York, N.Y.
Teacher training. For working with disadvantaged or Schools Under Registration and Review (SURR) in Manhattan: $622,000 (over four years) to Hunter College of the City University of New York.
Youth leadership. To provide principal support for a new National Youth Leadership Council program, the “Generator School’’ project: $747,000 (over five years) to the National Youth Leadership Council, Roseville, Minn.

Ingram-White Castle
1234 East Broad St.
Columbus, Ohio 43205-1463

At-risk students. To support the “Staying in School’’ program in Columbus (Ohio) Public Schools: $15,000 to Junior Achievement of Central Ohio, Columbus, Ohio.
Child care. To renovate the child-care center at North Education Center, which will be operated by the Young Men’s Christian Asociation of Central Ohio: $20,000 to the Y.M.C.A. of Central Ohio, Columbus, Ohio.
Child development. To support Turning Point, a short-term-crisis nursery and intervention program for families: $33,850 to the North Side Child Development Center, Columbus, Ohio.
Child guidance. To support the construction of a new facility and expansion of the Preschool Day-Treatment Program, which serves children ages 3 to 6 who have severe behavorial, developmental, and social-adjustment problems: $35,000 to the Diocesan Child Guidance Center, Columbus, Ohio.
Curriculum. For production of curriculum materials to assist high schools in implementing community-service courses emphasizing youth volunteerism: $4,750 to Junior Achievement of Central Ohio, Columbus, Ohio.
Youth programming. For the development of community-awareness activities and youth programming related to adopted children and their families: $7,800 to New Roots, Columbus, Ohio.

The Anneberg Foundation
St. David’s Center, Suite A-200
150 Radnor-Chester Rd.
St. Davids, Pa. 19087

Financial aid. In support of the Wesstown (Pa.) School’s financial-aid program for children of color: $200,000 to the Wesstown School, Wesstown, Pa.

James Irvine Foundation
One Market Plaza
Spear Street Tower, Suite 1715
San Francisco, Calif. 94105

Cultural awareness. Toward a cultural-awareness summer-day-camp program: $25,000 to Operation Samahan, National City, Calif.
Dropout prevention. Toward continued support of “Mission Succeed,’' a dropout-prevention program: $30,000 to St. John’s Educational Thresholds Center, San Francisco, Calif.
Education. Toward increased scholarship support for children from single-parent families to attend a summer-arts program: $75,000 (over three years) to the Idyllwild Arts Foundation, Idyllwild, Calif.
Family support. To construct a shelter for battered women and their children in the Coachella Valley: $50,000 to Shelter From the Storm, Palm Desert, Calif.
Family support. Toward incorporating the Securing Team Effectual Parenting (STEP) child-abuse-prevention project into agency operations: $38,000 to Family Counseling Service of West San Gabriel Valley, San Gabriel, Calif.
News service. Toward the “Voices of the New Americas’’ project to train teenage reporters and writers, particulary from Bay Area minority communities: $40,000 (over three years) to the Pacific News Service, San Francisco, Calif.
Parenting. To estabish a Big Sister program for pregnant and parenting teenagers: $40,000 to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County Inc., Tustin, Calif.
Parenting. Toward the “Life Cycle of the Family’’ conference: $16,000 to Parent Services Project Inc., Fairfax, Calif.
Recreation. Toward implementation of programming for girls: $10,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Monterey Park, Monterey Park, Calif.
Recreation. For technical assistance for strategic planning and board development: $12,800 to the Museum of Children’s Art, Oakland, Calif.
Recreation. For a strategic-planning process to develop collaborative programming for the education of inner-city children and youths: $10,000 to Camp Fire, Alameda/Contra Costa Council, Oakland, Calif.

The Ford Foundation
320 East 43rd St.
New York, N.Y. 10017

Teaching. For a national campaign designed to raise public esteem for the teaching profession as well as to foster interest in teaching careers, particularly in high-need areas and among prospective candidates of color: $1 million (over two years) to Recruiting New Teachers Inc., Belmont Mass.

The Pew Charitable Trusts
Three Parkway, Suite 501
Philadelphia, Pa. 19102-1305

Teacher certification. To support continued development of a voluntary advanced-certification system for teachers: $2.5 million (over three years) to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

The Dr. Scholl Foundation
11 South LaSalle St., Suite 2100
Chicago, Ill. 60603

Minority students. To fund a scholarship program for minority students at Lake Forest Academy: $25,000 to Lake Forest Academy, Chicago, Ill.

The Edna McConnell Clark
250 Park Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017

Child advocacy. To help develop a plan outlining the steps to achieve full access to family-preservation programs: $55,000 to the North Carolina Advocacy Institute, Raleigh, N.C.
Family preservation. To strengthen family-preservation services: $140,000 (over two years) to Tangers Place, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Family preservation. To support work in the development of a training institute: $200,000 (over two years) to Citizens for Missouri’s Children, Jefferson City, Mo.
Middle schools. To convene a one-day conference of middle-school counselors in Milwaukee, Wis., who will be asked to evaluate a previous College Board curriculum and make recommendations for a computerized program designed for inner-city middle-grades students: $36,000 (over five months) to the College Entrance Examination Board, New York, N.Y.
Parental involvement. To continue a school-improvement project focusing on parent involvement at Public School 62 in the South Bronx, N.Y.: $95,000 to Bronx Educational Services Inc., New York, N.Y.

From Corporate Sources

Tandy Corporation
1800 One Tandy Center
Fort Worth, Tex. 76102

The Tandy Corporation recently awarded an education grant of more than $50,000 worth of computer hardware, software, and training to the Charles A. Brown Elementary School, in Birmingham, Ala., for its proposal entitled “Using a SchoolMate Distributed Network Using Write More Learn More Plus.’' The entry was chosen from more than 70 others in the first cycle of the 1991-92 Tandy Education Grant program.

Rockwell International
2230 East Imperial Highway
El Segundo, Calif. 90245

Technology teleconference. For a national educational teleconference designed to create for young people around the world a positive vision of the technological society of the 21st century and of their role in making it a reality: $87,500 to the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, Alexandria, Va.

Merck & Company Inc.
P.O. Box 2000
Rahway, N.J. 08765

Educational initiatives. To support educational inititatives and preserve the values of excellence: $10,000 each to the Linden Education Foundation, Linden, N.J., and the Rahway Education Foundation, Rahway, N.J.

Philip Morris
Companies Inc.
120 Park Ave.
New York, N.Y. 10017

Student scholarships. To provide scholarships to American Indian students who attend tribal colleges located on or near reservations in 12 Midwestern and Western states: $75,000 to the American Indian College Fund, New York, N.Y.

General Foods USA
250 North St.
White Plains, N.Y. 10625

Family literacy. To combine basic reading and conversational English with tutoring in basic nutrition: $25,000 to Literacy Volunteers of Westchester County Inc., Westchester, N.Y.

From Other Sources

Poverty and Race Research
Action Council
1875 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Suite 714
Washington, D.C. 20009

Education. To document the failure of adequate education for all children in Alabama: $10,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union, Montgomery County, Ala.
Multicultural education. To conduct research to document the extent of discrimination against racial and ethnic minorities in the area of school discipline: $9,100 to Multicultural Education, Training, and Advocacy (META), San Francisco, Calif.
Parental involvement. For a study to identify approaches most successful atencouraging parental involvement: $10,000 to the Student Advocacy Center, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Institute for Responsive Education
605 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, Mass. 02215

Eight schools in six states have been selected by the Institute for Responsive Education to receive grants for family-school partnership programs. The schools and their programs are listed below by state.

California. Sherman Elementary School, San Diego, “Sherman Outreach Project.’' Illinois. Samuel Gompers Fine Arts Option School, Chicago, “Parents, Teachers, and Students United in Pursuit of Excellence.’' Massachusetts. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, Boston, “Can’t Touch This,’' and Patrick O’Hearn Elementary School, Boston, “Empowering Families To Help Children Succeed.’' Minnesota. Anwatin and Northeast Middle Schools, Minneapolis, “Partnership for School Success Program: Structured Focus Groups.’' Missouri. Florissant Schools, Florissant, “Language Learning: Boxes for Babes.’' West Virginia. Atenville Elementary School, Harts, “Parents as Educators.’'

A version of this article appeared in the March 18, 1992 edition of Education Week as GRANTS