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From Federal Sources

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

  • Gender issues. To support a masterwork-study project on gender issues in English-language literature, for 13 high school teachers: $30,500 to St. Louis University High School, St. Louis, Mo.
  • History. To support the National History Standards Project: $203,302 to the University of California at Los Angeles.
  • Mayan studies. To support a summer institute on the Mayan culture, for 20 secondary school Spanish teachers in Texas: $185,000 to the Southwest Texas University, San Marcos, Tex.

From Private Sources

Edna McConnell Clark Foundation 250 Park Ave. New York, N.Y. 10117-0026

  • Career education. To assess school districts' educational and career-awareness programs, in Chattanooga, Tenn.; Long Beach, Calif.; Louisville, Ky.; and San Diego, Calif.: $17,000 (over six months) to the Education Resources Institute Inc., Boston, Mass.
  • Child welfare. To explore the role of police in removing children from families, and to develop materials and training programs designed to improve decisionmaking by police in situations involving the emergency removal of children: $35,000 (over six months) to the Youth Law Center, San Francisco, Calif.
  • Child welfare. To craft a reform strategy for changing current child-protective services into a larger, more comprehensive network of services to support families and protect children: $199,000 (over nine months) to the University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • Children and families. To support technical assistance for the "Partners for Success'' programs, which offer peer support and assistance to help parents become active partners in their children's educational and social development: $105,000 to the Bank Street College of Education, New York City.
  • Children and families. To update and reprint the "Keeping Families Together'' kit, a package of materials on intensive family-preservation services: $60,000 (over six months) to the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York City.
  • Curriculum development. To refine the training curriculum to include more leadership development, and to work on internal organizational issues: $80,000 to Bronx Educational Services Inc., New York City.
  • Education reform. To recruit, organize, and educate parents to support reforms in the public middle schools in Chattanooga, Tenn.: $100,000 to Partners for Academic Excellence Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • Education reform. To evaluate projects for systemic middle school reform, and to document and analyze how reform actions at both the central-office and building levels affect student learning: $170,000 (over 18 months) to the Center for Innovation in Education, Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.
  • Education reform. To recruit a team of four journalists and one researcher to produce reports about education reform in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Long Beach, Calif.: $140,000 (over 21 months) to the Southern Educational Foundation Inc., Atlanta, Ga.
  • Education research. For providing a research resource on large-scale family-preservation initiatives: $230,000 (over two years) to the Research Foundation of the City University of New York, New York City.
  • Middle schools. To educate the community about the middle schools in Louisville, Ky., and the academic performance of its students: $150,000 (over 21 months) to the Jefferson County Collaborative, Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, Ky.
  • Staff development. To organize an academy for staff-development leaders from Chattanooga, Tenn.; Jackson, Miss.; and Long Beach, Calif.: $122,000 (over two years) to the National Staff Development Council, Oxford, Ohio.
  • Staff development. To support ongoing staff development and to support attendance of district staff members and teachers at conferences sponsored by the National Middle School Association and the National Staff Development Council: $350,000 (over 21 months) to the Jackson (Miss.) Public School District.
  • Standards and assessment. To analyze an inventory of 8th-grade standards, to describe the experiences of schools that are applying standards to increase learning opportunities for all students, and to discuss the policy issues around the use of standards in urban middle school reform: $100,000 to the Center for Innovation in Urban Education, Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.
  • Youth services. To support continuation of work to improve and expand social services in Harlem, to leverage additional resources for the community, and to operate the Youth Committee: $65,000 to the Harlem Human Services Council, New York City.

DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund 261 Madison Ave. New York, N.Y. 10016

  • Educational research. For a program to test whether the jobs young people typically hold can be enhanced to provide more beneficial educational and work experiences: $3 million to Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Vocational education. To help high school students make informed choices about vocational training available to them after graduation: $3.3 million to Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.
  • Youth employment. To strengthen links among the nation's youth-employment organizations: $230,000 to the National Youth Employment Coalition, Washington, D.C.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation 1 Michigan Ave., East Battle Creek, Mich. 49107

  • Children and families. To establish environments for children that promote positive growth and development, through a parent-training program: $53,685 to Murphysboro (Ill.) Community Unit School District #186.
  • Children and families. To provide family-intervention services for adults and youths in substance-abuse treatment through a specialized foster-care system and parent-training program: $40,000 to the Great Lakes Recovery Centers Inc., Marquette, Mich.
  • Children and families. To provide on-site child care for low-income parents pursuing education and work goals, and to develop training for parents preparing for careers in child care: $68,520 to the Marquette Housing Commission, Marquette, Mich.
  • Children with disabilities. To assist children in wheelchairs to integrate into society, by building self-esteem and life skills: $100,000 to the Winners on Wheels Foundation, Fresno, Calif.
  • Children with disabilities. To develop creative opportunities for children and adolescents with disabilities by designing activities appropriate for specific disabling conditions and by piloting instructional guides for teachers and youth workers: $60,000 to the Wild Swan Theater, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Disadvantaged students. To increase development opportunities for elementary students who reside in housing projects, through leadership, cultural, and recreational programs and parental involvement: $12,000 to the City of Battle Creek, Mich.
  • Disadvantaged students. To increase the potential for success in school for disadvantaged students in grades K-3, through support of a tutoring and mentoring program: $124,893 to Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Early-childhood education. To improve child care for prekindergarten through 2nd-grade students through regional early-childhood training conferences: $20,062 to the State of Michigan, Lansing, Mich.
  • Education reform. To assist in the restructuring of Michigan's educational-financial-support system through support of a symposium: $25,000 to Michigan State University, East Lansing, and $25,000 to the Michigan Department of Education, Lansing.
  • Homeless youths. To assist homeless youths in meeting their immediate critical needs, improving relationships with their families, and acquiring independent-living skills: $20,000 to Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Inc., Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Technology. To help teach high school students academic, technological, and problem-solving skills by implementing a technology-education program: $40,000 to the Munising (Mich.) Public Schools.
  • Youth leadership. To increase youth-leadership skills by implementing an intergenerational wildlife-education program: $5,000 to the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.

Rockefeller Brothers Fund 1290 Avenue of the Americas New York, N.Y. 10104-0233

  • Early-childhood education: To train field consultants to show elementary school teachers how to use the High/Scope approach to early-childhood education: $32,000 to the High/Scope Education Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, Mich.
  • Teacher education. For a project to increase the number of minority students within the teacher education program: $150,000 (over three years) to the Claremont University Center, Claremont, Calif.
  • Teacher education. For the Outreach Project, to train and support networks of teachers using the Foxfire method: $75,000 to the Foxfire Fund, Raybun Gap, Ga.
  • Teacher education. For general support: $75,000 to Teach For America, New York City.

From Corporate Sources

Aetna Life and Casualty Foundation Inc. 151 Farmington Ave. Hartford, Conn. 06156

  • The Aetna Foundation has awarded over $440,000 in grants to both national and community organizations for child-immunization efforts and projects. The recipients are listed below.

Child Immunization--National Grants:

  • To support Phase III of the National Immunization Campaign, which combines national media and policy outreach with assistance to local immunization coalitions in 20 target cities: $120,000 to the Children's Action Network, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • To support continued work on child immunization, including publication of a state-by-state profile of immunization status and programs: $50,000 to the Children's Defense Fund, Washington, D.C.
  • To support the program led by Rosalyn Carter and Betty Bumpers that is aimed at mobilizing broad-based state coalitions to insure that children receive all recommended vaccinations before age 2: $50,000 to Every Child by Two Inc., Washington, D.C.
  • To provide operating support for the Immunization Education and Action Committee, a coalition of over 100 national organizations working to achieve full immunization of 2-year-olds: $20,000 to Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, Washington, D.C.

Child Immunization--Community Grants:

  • For immunization supplies for children in the Head Start program: $5,000 to the Berks County Intermediate Unit, Reading, Pa.
  • For health fairs and linkage into ongoing primary health care at the Family Health Center: $5,000 to the Bethany Hospital, Chicago, Ill.
  • For Phase II of the Atlanta Project's immunization initiative: $25,000 to the Carter Center, Atlanta, Ga.
  • For immunization and a primary health-care clinic: $5,000 to the Elgin Well Child Conference and Health Referral Service, Elgin, Ill.
  • For education and outreach, the Pediatric Assistance Program at Kenmore Mercy Hospital: $12,500 to the Kenmore Mercy Foundation Inc., Kenmore, N.Y.
  • For an immunization action plan targeted to rural, racially/ethnically diverse communities with extremely low on-time immunization rates: $50,000 to the Kern County Health Department, Bakersfield, Calif.
  • For the Immunization Project, which offers free vaccinations in three locations to children in eight neighborhoods: $20,000 to the Mecklenburg County Health Department, Charlotte, N.C.
  • For support for the outreach coordinator, and to support technical training for the mobile immunization project: $25,000 to the Pro Bono Foundation Inc., Tampa, Fla.
  • For a mobile health van that will provide on-time immunizations to disadvantaged children: $20,000 to the Swope Parkway Health Center, Kansas City, Mo.
  • To cover administrative and marketing expenses associated with managing the Texas Department of Health's "Shots Across Texas'' grant: $10,000 to the Texas Health Foundation.
  • To allow visiting nurses to travel to homeless shelters serving families with children, and to provide them with primary and preventive care during immunizations: $10,000 to the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, New York City.
  • For a quality-assurance program addressing immunization and primary health care for minority children: $12,500 to Westside Health Services Inc., Rochester, N.Y.

The Aetna Foundation also recently awarded grants to national, individual, and community organizations for minority access to and success in higher education. The recipients are listed below.

Minority Access--National Grants:

  • For establishment of a national K-16 council to advise and communicate with local councils composed of school district, higher-education, business, and other community leaders on issues and initiatives in systemic education reform, particularly as they relate to minorities: $50,000 to the American Association for Higher Education, Washington, D.C.
  • For support of the Role Models and Leaders Project, which helps talented minority high school students prepare for careers in business, science, and technology: $10,000 to the Center for Excellence in Education, McLean, Va.
  • For continued support of efforts to strengthen diversity of staff, leadership, and student participation in programs at all Outward Bound centers: $25,000 to Outward Bound Inc., Garrison, N.Y.
  • To support the Brownbag Discussion Series, which helps inform education policymakers and association staff members about the implications of education programs for minority student achievement: $50,000 to the Quality Education for Minorities Network, Washington, D.C.
  • To fund spring 1994 sessions of Aetna's academic-enrichment program, which serves minority and disadvantaged middle school students: $170,000 to the Saturday Academy programs in Atlanta, Ga.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Middletown, Conn.; Milwaukee, Wis.; and Washington, D.C.
  • To support the Aetna Course to College Fund, which provides mini-grants to Teach For America corps members to enable them to initiate programs that will help raise their students' educational aspirations to include a college education: $25,000 to Teach For America Inc., New York City.

Minority Access--Institutional and Community Grants:

  • For four minority-student programs, to support academic, recreational, and social enrichment for at-risk K-12 students attending Boston public schools: $40,000 to Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.
  • For the Higher Ground program, for a pre-freshman summer program for minority students: $15,000 to Career Beginnings and Higher Ground, Hartford, Conn.
  • For a summer dropout-prevention program that provides tutoring, counseling, enrichment, and parental involvement at 18 schools: $25,000 to Communities in Schools Houston Inc., Houston, Tex.
  • For the Connecting With College program: $5,000 to the De La Salle Education Center, Kansas City, Mo.
  • To underwrite college scholarships for the winners of the American Experience essay contest for students of Hartford public high schools: $23,000 to the Greater Hartford Interracial Scholarship Fund, Hartford, Conn.
  • To support the school system's strategic planning process: $25,000 to the Hartford (Conn.) Public Schools.
  • For the Building-Blocks Interdistrict Montessori Program, a regional, public preschool education program: $5,000 to the Hartford (Conn.) Public Schools.
  • To staff a collaborative of area colleges, state education groups, the business community, and the Hartford schools, organized to increase the number of low-income and minority students who graduate from high school and complete at least two years of further study: $25,000 to the Hartford Urban Education Network, Hartford, Conn.
  • For support of the Senior Exit program, which provides high school seniors with information, access, instruction, and guidance in the college-application process: $5,000 to the Olive-Harvey Middle College High School, Chicago, Ill.
  • For staff-development programs to expand its Coalition of Essential Schools program: $25,000 to Weaver High School, Hartford, Conn.

Chrysler Corporation Fund 12000 Chrysler Dr. Highland Park, Mich. 48288-0001

  • Reading. To continue the "Running Start'' reading-incentive program for 1st-grade students: $1.1 million to Reading Is Fundamental Inc., Washington, D.C.

Vol. 13, Issue 23

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