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From Private Sources

Foundation for Child Development
345 E. 46th St.
New York, N.Y. 10017

Community-based services. For general support for community-based services in Sunset Park, Brooklyn: $125,000 to St. Christopher-Ottilie, Center for Family Life in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Learning-disabled children. To continue a study on children classified as having mental retardation during their school years: $43,600 to Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y.

Policy development. For mobilizing a citizens' action campaign: $150,000 to Children Now, Oakland, Calif.

Research. For a neighborhood-research-grants program: $287,400 to the Foundation for Child Development, New York City.

Welfare reform. For a documentary on welfare reform: $100,000 to the Educational Broadcasting Corporation, New York City.

Welfare reform and at-risk children. For analyzing welfare reform and promoting initiatives that benefit at-risk children and their families: $120,000 to the Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, D.C.

John S. and James L. Knight
One Biscayne Tower, Suite 3800
at South Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, Fla. 33131

Journalism. To support a national consortium of high school journalism workshops for minorities: $50,000 to Temple University's School of Communications and Theater, Philadelphia, Pa.

Literacy. To assist with the organization's new English-as-a-second-language initiative and to work in partnership with California Literacy Inc. and the Minnesota Literacy Council to address the need for E.S.L. instruction in three large urban areas: $251,000 to Laubach Literacy Action, Syracuse, N.Y.

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur
140 S. Dearborn St.
Chicago, Ill. 60603

Educational performance. For development of a Palm Beach County (Fla.) School District "score card'': $25,000 to Florida TaxWatch, Tallahassee, Fla.

Milwaukee Foundation
1020 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, Wis. 53202

The Milwaukee Foundation recently awarded a number of grants to organizations throughout the local community. The recipients are listed below by subject.

Child advocacy. For continued development of the Child Advocacy and Monitoring Project, a program to train volunteer advocates to help abused or neglected children and their families obtain needed services: $20,000 to the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee.

Day care. For establishment of a family-resource center to provide and coordinate a variety of family-education and -support services in the Walker's Point area, under the Milwaukee Foundation's Families and Children in Poverty Initiative: $32,000 to La Causa Day Care Center.

Family learning. For second-year support of the Family Learning Center, an educational and recreational program for homeless children during their stay at the Family Crisis Center, an emergency-shelter facility: $20,000 to the Community Relations-Social Development Commission.

Foster care. To help strengthen the process of citizen review of foster-care placements by the Milwaukee County Department of Human Services: $10,000 to the Foster Care Review Board of Milwaukee County.

Mathematics. To include middle school teachers at these schools in Equity 2000, a national teacher-training program aimed at improving minority students' performance in mathematics: $20,000 to Burroughs Middle School and Walker Middle School.

Performing arts. For organizational development through the creation of an executive-director position: $15,000 to the National Children's Museum for the Performing Arts.

Teaching. For continued development of the Center for Teaching Entrepreneurship, a program that provides intensive instruction in business principles and entrepreneurship to inner-city youth: $10,000 to the Heartland Institute.

Spencer Foundation
900 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2800
Chicago, Ill. 60611

Academic achievement. For the first stage of a study entitled "The Research/Practice Nexus: The Case of Home and School Effects on Latino Students' Academic Achievement'': $300,000 (over three years) to the University of California, Los Angeles.

Adolescents and labor. For a joint study entitled "Why Work? The Meaning of Labor and Sources of Dignity in Minority Adolescent Lives'': $103,000 (over three years) to the University of California, Berkeley, and Columbia University, New York City.

Labor. For a proposal entitled "Reconciling Voices of Hope and Despair: Perspectives From Working Class and Poor Young Adults in the 1990's'' : $496,100 (over three years) to the State University of New York, Buffalo.

Parental choice. For a study entitled "Parental Choice: Consequences for Families, Students, and Schools'': $261,800 (over 18 months) to Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.

Teacher inquiry. For a study of teacher inquiry and the epistemology of teaching: $256,700 to the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Word learning. For a study entitled "Syntactic Support in Word Learning'': $321,700 (over five years) to the University of Arizona, Tucson.

William and Flora Hewlett
525 Middlefield Rd., Suite 200
Menlo Park, Calif. 94025

School improvement. To continue and further develop key school-development projects of the Alliance for Better Schools: $300,000 to Trinity University, San Antonio, Tex.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
400 North Ave.
Battle Creek, Mich. 49016

Child care. To assist in the purchase of equipment and training of personnel for a downtown child-care center: $50,000 to the Cereal City Development Corporation, Battle Creek, Mich.

Child care. To improve the diversity and quality of child-care resources and referral services by means of a diversity task force and by board assessment and training: $75,000 to the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, Rochester, Minn.

Disadvantaged children. To improve service to severely disadvantaged children in New York City through the establishment of a racially and ethnically diverse volunteer corps: $94,679 to New York Cares Inc., New York City.

Educational technology. To improve student instruction through interactive-video classrooms and related teacher preparation and curriculum development: $1,630,897 to Upper Great Lakes Educational Technologies, Marquette, Mich.

Educational technology. To strengthen classroom instruction by helping schools improve their selection of educational technology and training educators in its use: $426,000 to Indiana University, Bloomington.

Families and neighborhoods. To enable inner-city residents to improve their quality of life by helping them focus human and social services to better address their needs: $1,300,000 to the Enterprise Foundation, Columbia, Md.

Families and neighborhoods. To provide alternative educational experiences for low-income youths by involving them in volunteer activities in their neighborhoods: $518,944 to Integral Promotion Youth Center, Mexico City, Mexico.

Parenting. To increase parenting skills and decrease parenting stresses of teenage, single, and needy parents in Alger County, Mich., by matching them with a trained volunteer mentors and providing once-a-week free day care for children: $23,813 to Alger-Marquette Community Mental Health Center, Marquette, Mich.

Parenting. To provide parenting skils to those with at-risk preschool children by assisting with outreach materials that will support a national television and video series: $50,000 to Work and Family Resources, Afton, Minn.

Service learning. To support a model community-school partnership to promote service learning within the San Francisco Unified School District: $737,000 to Community Educational Services of San Francisco, Calif.

Youth services. To address a range of youth needs through the establishment of a central coordinating entity: $115,000 to United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit, Mich.

From Corporate Sources

Consumer Credit Counseling
Services of Delaware/Maryland
625 Edmondson Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21228

Teacher training. For training Baltimore County, Md., 2nd-grade teachers and Baltimore city 3rd-grade teachers in the use of the "Econ and Me'' instructional package: $43,850 to the Council on Economic Education in Maryland, Towson (Md.) State University.

Southeast Maryland Inc.
6911 Laurel Bowie Rd., Suite 209
Bowie, Md. 20715

Teacher training. To fund the training of 350 3rd-grade teachers in Prince George's County, Md., in the use of the "Econ and Me'' instructional package: $21,300 to the Council on Economic Education in Maryland, Towson (Md.) State University.

One Commercial Dr., Norfolk, Va. 23510

Four school districts were recently awarded $75,000 grants and participation in the Southern Regional Education Board Leadership Academy, through the "NationsBank A+ Awards for Excellence in Education.'' The districts are listed below.

Columbia County Schools, Lake City, Fla.; Newport News School District, Newport News, Va.; Spartanburg County District Three, Glendale, S.C.; and Temple Independent School District, Temple, Tex.

Toshiba America Foundation
1251 Ave. of the Americas, 41st Floor
New York, N.Y. 10020

Technology. To implement the Principles of Technology curriculum at Gwinnett County schools: $5,000 to the Gwinnett County Public Schools, Lawrenceville, Ga.

From Government Sources

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

The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced 17 grants totaling more than $2.1 million to strengthen foreign-language education and develop national models for improved language instruction. The recipients are listed below by state.

Indiana. To support a four-week institute for 25 Indiana middle and high school teachers of French on Francophone culture and the incorporation of authentic materials and texts into content-based instruction: $140,000 to Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame. New Mexico. To support a five-day conference for 30 middle and high school teachers of Spanish on the pedagogy of teaching Spanish to Hispanic students in the Southwest: $57,881 to New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. New York. To support a one-year project by a coalition of 19 organizations of language specialists that will develop an inventory of the intellectual issues involved in the sequencing and articulation of languages at all education levels: $30,000 to the Modern Language Association of America, New York City. Oklahoma. To support a two-year project for 30 Oklahoma elementary school teachers on the Spanish language and children's and folkloric literature: $336,000 to Oklahoma State University, Stillwater.

Rhode Island. To support planning for the development of a two-semester course in the theory and practice of second-language instruction for foreign-language graduate students who are preparing to teach: $44,095 to Brown University, Providence. Texas. To support a two-year project, including a summer institute, for 25 teachers of French, grades 7-12, on improving teaching methodology and knowledge of contemporary French culture: $148,000 to the University of North Texas, Denton. Virginia. To support a four-week summer institute on Francophone literature and geography for 30 high school teachers of French from the Southeastern United States: $168,000 to the Old Dominion University Research Foundation, Norfolk.

United States Information Agency
301 Fourth St., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20547

Youth exchange. To support the 1993-94 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program, for American and German students to live and study in each other's countries for one academic year: $262,000 to A.F.S. Intercultural Programs, New York City.

Youth exchange. To support the 1993-94 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program: $289,293 to A.S.S.E. International, Laguna Beach, Calif.

Youth exchange. To support the 1993-94 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program: $148,636 to A.Y.U.S.A. International, San Francisco, Calif.

Vol. 12, Issue 24

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