James Irvine Foundation
One Market Plaza Spear Tower,
San Francisco, Calif. 94105
At-risk children. Toward start-up of the Girls After School Academy for teenage girls living in public housing: $75,000 to the San Francisco Women's Centers Inc.
At-risk children. For start-up of Youth Radio to train at-risk teenagers in radio production: $60,000 to the Pacifica Foundation, Berkeley, Calif.
Child abuse. For start-up of the Multicultural Competency project, a statewide training project for service providers: $85,000 to the California Consortium of Child Abuse Councils, Sacramento, Calif.
Child abuse. Toward La Familia Primero, a resource center targeting child abuse in Hispanic families: $10,000 to Esondido (Calif.) Youth Encounter Inc.
Cultural arts. Toward providing transportation for an inner-city youth-arts program: $15,000 to St. Elmo Village Inc., Los Angeles.
Job awareness. To support a job-referral program for teenagers: $30,000 to the Youth Job Awareness Project, Los Angeles.
Science. For the Medical Youth Science program, which facilitates the entry of underserved high school students into health-care professions: $75,000 to Stanford (Calif.) University Hospital.
Tutoring. To support planning and a tutoring program: $10,000 to the Laotian Educational Council Inc., San Pablo, Calif.
Youths. To assume the Right Direction Project, which links pre-delinquent youths with community services: $25,000 to the Northern California Family Center, Walnut Creek, Calif.
Youths. Toward the second year of the Multicultural Plan for a drop-in center for street youths: $15,000 to Larkin Street Services, San Francisco.
Youth news. For start-up of a journalism mentoring program for minority teenagers: $75,000 to the Youth News Service Los Angeles Bureau.
Lilly Endowment Inc.
2801 N. Meridian St.
P.O. Box 88068
Indianapolis, Ind. 46208
Reading. To demonstrate how school, library, and community programs can work together to encourage reading among 10- to 15-year-olds: $1.4 million to the Middle Grades Reading Network at the University of Evansville in Indiana.
1020 N. Broadway
Milwuakee, Wis. 53202
The Milwaukee Foundation recently announced the distribution of $101,500 in grants from the Wisconsin AIDS Fund to various programs aimed at curbing the impact of H.I.V. infections in the state. The recipients include the following child- and youth-related programs:
AIDS. To initiate a peer-education program for teenagers and promote education in the workplace: $10,000 to the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin/Southeast Wisconsin AIDS Project.
Child and family development. For expansion of case-management services for African-Americans with AIDS: $7,500 to the Institute for Child and Family Development, Milwaukee.
Peer mentoring. For second-year funding for a teenage peer-mentoring training program in Milwaukee public schools: $5,000 to the Wisconsin Association of Black Social Workers, Milwaukee.
Walter S. Johnson Foundation
525 Middlefield Rd., Suite 110
Menlo Park, Calif. 94025
33 New Montgomery St., Suite 1090
San Francisco, Calif. 94105
Parent involvement. To support the activities of the university's Center for the Study of Parent Involvement: $150,000 (over three years) to John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, Calif.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
400 North Ave.
Battle Creek, Mich. 49017
Adolescents. To foster the social, cultural, and emotional development of Battle Creek-area adolescents by enabling them to develop and operate a teen center: $110,158 to Our Own Place Soon Inc., Battle Creek, Mich.
At-risk adolescents. To assist black adolescents at risk of failure by developing their employment skills and responsibility toward citizenship: $279,800 to the Open Door Community Church of God in Christ, Battle Creek, Mich.
At-risk children. To insure school readiness for at-risk children through case-management services: $75,000 to the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast, Houston.
Child advocacy. To increase the capacity and effectiveness of state and local advocacy for children: $90,000 to the National Association of State Based Child Advocacy Organizations, Victor, N.Y.
Child care. To improve child-care services for children in rural northern Utah through a comprehensive child-care program: $258,800 to Utah State University, Logan.
Early-childhood education. To enable kindergartners to have an equal opportunity for success in school by providing early services to parents, families, and preschoolers: $200,000 to Allegany County (Mich.) Intermediate School District.
Elementary schools. To improve students' achievement and teachers' instructional practices in seven elementary schools through staff development and the addition of technology in classrooms: $90,000 to the Grands Rapids (Mich.) Public Schools.
Family needs. To promote greater national support for the needs of families and children through broadly based discussions and focused review of family-strengthening policies in the United States and European countries: $42,869 to the Center for Policy Alternatives, Washington, D.C.
Future-farmer association. To strengthen the Michigan Future Farmer Association's ability to serve the leadership-development needs of nontraditional urban students: $40,000 to the Michigan State University, East Lansing.
Hands-on learning. To enrich the lives of children and families through hands-on learning by establishing an interactive children's museum and related programs: $99,860 to the Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, Marquette, Mich.
Humanities and the arts. To strengthen humanities and arts education for K-12 students through teacher training and support services: $46,000 to the Hispanic Culture Foundation, Albuquerque, N.M.
Independent neighborhood schools. To improve the network of independent neighborhood schools by provding technical assistance and building leadership: $93,675 to the Institute for Independent Education, Washington, D.C.
Inner-city youths. To improve the lives of disadvantaged inner-city youths by improving the skills of youth workers: $335,000 to the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, St. Davids, Pa.
Leadership. To develop black women's community-leadership skills and establish a mentoring program between black women and black female teenagers: $664,000 to the Southwestern Michigan Urban League, Battle Creek, Mich.
Leadership. To help prepare youths to take a leadership role in creating an ecologically and socially responsible culture in their community: $334,632 to the New Mexico Community Foundation, Santa Fe.
Life skills. To improve Michigan children's basic academic and life skills through active participation in arts-in-education activities and to train teachers through practical application of these techniques: $19,147 to the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Vienna, Va.
Middle schools. To develop and disseminate the results of 10 state-of-the-art middle-grades schools through a statewide venture involvng schools, health and social-service agencies, and colleges and universities: $85,935 to the California Department of Education, Sacramento.
Native American children. To enable Native American children in urban and reservation settings to develop self-esteem, confidence, and communication skills through mentor experiences in creative writing and photography: $121,590 to Shooting Back Inc., Washington, D.C.
Schools and communities. To recognize the critical role K-12 schools play in the community and honor outstanding educator and administrator performance by sponsoring an "Excellence in Education Day'': $11,000 to the School District of the City of Battle Creek, Mich.
School readiness. To develop neighborhood-based school-readiness programs to meet the needs of children from birth through entry into kindergarten: $107,000 to the School District of the City of Battle Creek, Mich.
School readiness. To increase children's readiness for school through preschool outreach services to children from birth to age 5: $31,607 to the Alpena (Mich.) Public Schools.
School readiness. To promote school readiness by integrating early-school experiences into interagency, community networks of support for child development: $386,600 to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
School readiness. To promote school readiness through a neighborhood-based initiative to facilitate child learning, parenting skills, and self-esteem: $250,292 to the Florida Endowment Fund for Higher Education, Tampa.
Science. To improve students' interest and achievement in science through curriculum revision, professional development, and enrichment programs that highlight the application of science to everyday life: $87,000 to the Flint (Mich.) Community Schools.
Science education. To improve science education and heighten students' awareness of career opportunities in science by curriculum reform, professional development, and the establishment of community partnerships: $68,500 to the Vanderbilt (Mich.) Area Schools.
Science education. To improve science education by developing a science laboratory, enhancing the curriculum, restructuring the school day, and establishing partnerships with local businesses and industries: $83,100 to Littlefield Public School, Alanson, Mich.
Science education. To improve science education by infusing interactive laser-disk technology into the curriculum and developing hands-on activities and independent-research projects for students: $72,500 to the Whitefish Township Schools, Paradise, Mich.
Science education. To improve science education through curriculum development, professional development, and the creation of a system to distribute supplies to classrooms: $90,000 to the Martin (Mich.) Public Schools.
Science education. To improve science education through curriculum enhancement and professional development: $23,295 to the Pickford (Mich.) Public Schools.
Science education. To increase elementary student achievement in science education by enhancing teachers' professional-development opportunities and strengthening community involvement: $80,000 to the Ionia County (Mich.) Intermediate School District.
Science education. To increase K-8 student achievement in science education by involving teachers in a science/technology teacher-training academy and developing a community-resource guide: $90,000 to the Oak Park (Mich.) School District.
Science education. To increase student performance in grades K-7 in science education through the development and enhancement of resources for a coordinated science curriculum within the elementary schools: $115,000 to the Ecorse (Mich.) Public Schools.
Science education. To increase student performance in science education through an enhanced training program for teachers and practical experiences for students: $90,000 to the Westwood Community School District, Inkster, Mich.
Science education. To increase student performance in science education through curriculum development, organizational restructuring, and teacher training: $90,000 to the Hamtramck (Mich.) Public Schools.
Science education. To increase student achievement in science education by involving teachers in professional-development and curriculum-revision activities and strenghthening community involvement: $90,000 to the Muskegon Heights (Mich.) Public Schools.
Science programs. To develop an interdisciplinary, activity-centered, vertically articulated science curriculum and improve student performance: $90,000 to the Fitzgerald Public Schools, Warren, Mich.
Self-esteem. To stimulate young people's creativity and increase their self-esteem by establishing an ongoing dramatics-workshop program: $44,000 to the Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, Marquette, Mich.
Teacher recruitment. To support efforts to recruit, train, and place college graduates with non-education majors in teaching positions in school districts with critical teacher shortages: $980,000 to Teach for America Inc., New York City.
Teacher recruitment. To enable former Peace Corps volunteers to serve as teachers in Detroit schools while earning master's degrees and teaching certificates: $295, 954 to the Peace Corps of the United States, Washington, D.C.
Teacher training and technology. To help train educators and help them select technology for their schools: $426,000 (over three years) to the Center for Excellence in Education at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Youths and adults. To improve linkages between youths and adults within a community through cross-cultural neighborhood-development projects: $10,000 to the Michigan 4-H Foundation, East Lansing.
Youth development. To enhance youth development in Calhoun County, Mich., by teaching wholesome leisure activities and developing the capacity of rural communities to conduct recreation programming: $49,809 to Michigan State University, East Lansing.
From Corporate Sources
Aetna Foundation Inc.
151 Farmington Ave.
Hartford, Conn. 06156-3222
Academic achievement. To improve the coordination of student-support services for minority students: $75,000 (over two years) to Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta.
Academic achievement. For a program to improve the success of minority students in freshman mathematics by using cooperative-learning techniques: $17,900 to the Washington University, St. Louis.
Minority education. To support the network's 1992-1993 Brownbag Discussion Series: $50,000 to the Quality Education for Minorities Network, Washington, D.C.
Minority recruitment and retention. To boost the recruitment and retention of minority students in science and mathematics: $40,000 to the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.
Minority recruitment and retention. To expand efforts to attract and retain minority students to the McIntire School of Commerce by sponsoring the "Black Commerce Network'' speaker series; training graduate students to be tutors; and expanding a weeklong orientation into a year-round program: $43,500 (over three years) to the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
30 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 3400
Chicago, Ill. 60606
Economic education. To enhance the quality and use of economic education in Midwestern schools: $600,000 to the National Council on Economic Education, New York City.
816 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006
Children with disabilities. For the "Yes I Can'' program, to help develop positive peer support for disabled youths and to improve their standard of living through a peer-mentor program and special curriculum: $74,000 (for two years) to the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Children with disabilities. For "Tech Tots,'' a program to establish libraries in five sites around the United States where parents of children with disabilities can borrow educational tools, such as computers, for use in helping to develop their children's physical, social, and cognitive skills: $45,000 to the United Cerebral Palsy Association Inc., Washington, D.C.
Children with disabilities. For "Equal Access,'' a program in which specialized software and teaching techniques are used to mainstream children with disabilities into full participation in regular elementary school classes: $30,000 to the Special Education Technology Resource Center, Boston.
Volunteers. For "A Volunteer Community for Everyone,'' a program to
train young people with disabilities to serve as volunteers and become
more productive and integrated in their communities: $40,000 to the
Boston Children's Hospital Training and Research Institute for People
with Disabilities, Boston.
Vol. 12, Issue 20