From Federal Sources
U.S. Education Department
555 New Jersey Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20208
The U.S. Education Department has awarded funding to several school districts for their school health-education projects. Eight new projects will share over $1 million, and another $3.5 million will go to 23 existing projects started in fiscal 1992 and 1993. The new grantees are:
Berkeley County School District, Moncks Corner, S.C.: $149,739; Community School District 18, Brooklyn, N.Y.: $150,000; District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, D.C.: $148,681; Gwinnett County Public Schools, Lawrenceville, Ga.: $144,346; Irvine Unified School District, Irvine, Calif.: $125,104; Montana Office of Public Instruction, Helena, Mont.: $102,950; Oconto Falls Public Schools, Oconto Falls, Wis.: $150,000; Texas Region IV Education Service Center, Houston, Tex.: $137,198.
From Private Sources
Carnegie Corporation of New York
437 Madison Ave.
New York, N.Y. 10022
Community-based education. For the dissemination of community-based education models for Hispanic students and adults: $300,000 (over two years) to the National Council of La Raza.
Community involvement. For a project to promote effective parental and community involvement in improving middle schools: $400,000 (over two years) to the Texas Interfaith Education Fund.
Education and the economy. For the implementation of the report of the Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce: $600,000 (over two years) to the National Center on Education and the Economy, Washington, D.C.
Education policy. For a study of federal education policy for disadvantaged children: $149,500 to the University of Michigan.
Education policy. For assistance toward states in implementing national goals for education in the 1990's: $600,000 (over two years) to the National Governors' Association Center for Policy Research, Washington, D.C.
Health. For training to provide clinical preventive services in school-based health centers: $406,700 (over two years) to the American Medical Association.
Media. For media-education projects on adolescent development and on minority children's health: $48,000 to the Carnegie Corporation of New York, New York City.
Multicultural education. For developing an inter-ethnic understanding among Israeli and Palestinian children through "Sesame Street": $100,000 to the Children's Television Workshop, New York City.
Professional development. For a commission on teacher development: $400,000 to Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City.
Research. To evaluate an initiative to integrate general and special education in the early elementary grades: $200,000 to the Fund for New York City Public Education, New York City.
Research. For a research network to evaluate an early-childhood intervention and family-support program: $250,000 (over two years) to the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse.
Research. For research on public attitudes toward American values: $25,000 to the Public Agenda Foundation, New York City.
Science and mathematics. For a program in engineering, science, and mathematics on the elementary level at predominantly minority public schools: $260,000 (over two years) to the Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering.
Violence. For a forum on family violence and parental addiction: $25,000 to Children of Alcoholics Foundation.
Violence. For a center for the study and prevention of violence: $700,000 (over two years) to the University of Colorado Foundation.
Violence. For production of television program on youth violence: $300,000 to Public Affairs Television, New York City.
Violence. For a conference on violence and vulnerable children: $25,000 to the U.S. Research and Education Institute for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions.
Youth service. For a project integrating youth service into the middle school curriculum: $405,000 (over two years) to the Constitutional Rights Foundation.
Charles A. Dana Foundation
745 Fifth Ave., Suite 700
New York, N.Y. 10151
At-risk students. To establish a three-way partnership between two Dana Award winners and the Corporation for National and Community Service, which will create a program to help more than 10,000 at-risk children in urban and rural elementary schools to develop critical-literacy and numeracy skills: $1,270,000 (over three years) to the University of Texas at Austin.
Science. To develop and extend the work of "Workshop Science," designed to create and implement a laboratory-based college-science curriculum for prospective elementary school teachers: $330,000 (over three years) to Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.
Science. To support and continue the development of a new Master of Science Teaching Program: $100,000 to the New School for Social Research, New York City.
Dewitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund
261 Madison Ave., 24th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10016
After-school services. To support training activities designed to help the organization expand its efforts to provide after-school services to children through its member churches around the country: $741,000 (over three years) to the Congress of National Black Churches Inc., Washington, D.C.
Youth service. To provide training and other technical assistance to community-based youth-serving organizations not affiliated with national groups: $548,797 (over three years) to the Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Youth service. To provide training and enhance the skills of local staff members who work with young people, those from low-income communities, and to train paraprofessionals who want to advance to professional positions: $2.76 million (over four years) to the Y.M.C.A. of the U.S.A., Chicago, Ill.
320 East 43rd St.
New York, N.Y. 10017
At-risk students. To analyze the Quantum Opportunities Program, a demonstration project that provides supplemental education and career-preparation for at-risk youths: $26,500 to Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass.
Child care. To help increase the number of Spanish-speaking family-child-care providers throughout the United States: $150,000 (over two years) to the California Child Care Resource and Referral Network, San Francisco, Calif.
Child care. To assess the role and needs of African-American churches in providing child-care services: $87,200 to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Community initiatives. For the Roundtable on Comprehensive Community Intiatives for Children and Families program: $250,000 (over two years) to the Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C.
Documentary. For a documentary film on children from low-income communities who overcome the negative influences of their surroundings: $250,000 to the Detroit Educational Television Foundation, Detroit, Mich.
Early-childhood programs. For a national training and technical-assistance project to increase the involvement of men in Head Start and other early-childhood programs: $250,000 (over two years) to Families and Work Institute, New York City.
Family services. For neighborhood-based comprehensive family-service programs: $250,000 two-year supplement to the Western Consortium for Public Health.
Head Start. To examine the compensation levels of Head Start staff members: $50,000 to the Child Care Employee Project, Oakland, Calif.
Program development. For general support of the M.D.R.C.'s program-development and dissemination activities: $1.4 million two-year supplement to the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation, New York City.
Research. To research means of changing the ways governments finance education and other human services: $150,000 to the Finance Project: Toward Improved Methods of Financing Education and Other Children's Services, Washington, D.C.
Research. To publish a book on the findings of the foundation-sponsored Youth Commission on Urban Poverty, titled Healing the Heart of the Cities: Young Voices Speak Out: $64,200 to Campus Outreach Opportunity League, St. Paul, Minn.
Research. For a research program that tests comprehensive, community-based services aimed at preventing drug use among at-risk youths: $1.8 million 22-month supplement to the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, New York City.
Research. To research factors that determine why some poor young black males succeed despite their harsh surroundings: $343,000 (over three years) to the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
Research. To disseminate the findings of the latest follow-up study of participants in the Perry Preschool Study: $50,000 to the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, Mich.
Research. For research and policy analysis of alternative welfare reforms: $250,000 two-year supplement to the Institute for Women's Policy Research, Washington, D.C.
Parent education. For a consortium promoting family-support and parent-education programs: $25,000 to Minnesota Early Learning Design, Minneapolis, Minn.
Teen pregnancy. For training in pregnancy prevention and natal and prenatal care for NOAPP members: $112,000 (over two years) to the National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting.
Youth development. To develop programs that involve local government and community representatives in strengthening youth-development projects: $300,000 two-year supplement to the Academy for Educational Development, Washington, D.C.
Youth services. For general support of The Door's comprehensive youth programs: $400,000 to The Door, New York City.
Youth services. To develop a nationwide, computerized communications network among youth-service organizations: $50,000 to HandsNet, Cupertino, Calif.
1020 North Broadway
Milwaukee, Wis. 53202
Arts education. For a pilot program to help at-risk and disabled children prepare for school by using arts to promote language and communication, as well as fostering a positive self-concept: $10,000 to Very Special Arts Wisconsin.
Business education. For continued development of a program that uses the fundamentals of business and entrepreneurship to increase self-esteem, motivation, and community involvement among inner-city youths: $8,500 to the Center for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Milwaukee, Wis.
Child care. For the start-up of the Health Family Project, a program designed to improve the health status of young children through the provision of a variety of basic health services at the Helwig Family Center: $20,000 to the Next Door Foundation, Milwaukee, Wis.
Community development. For community organizing and development of a business plan to create a community center in the inner city: $10,000 to Lisbon Avenue Neighborhood Development, Milwaukee, Wis.
Dance. For expansion of the Professional Trainee Program, an intensive classroom and performance experience for young dancers: $10,000 to the Milwaukee Ballet Company, Milwaukee, Wis.
Environmental education. For funding of an environmental-education program for families, youths, and area residents: $10,000 to Friends of Riverside Nature Center, Milwaukee, Wis.
Environmental education. For funding of "Testing the Water," an environmental-education program for middle and high school students on non-point source pollution of the Milwaukee River watershed: $15,000 to the Riveredge Nature Center, Milwaukee, Wis.
Precollegiate education. For funding of precollege mathematics and science programming for high school students of color from Waukesha and Milwaukee: $6,500 to the Friends and Alumni of the University of Wisconsin Center-Waukesha Foundation, Milwaukee, Wis.
Youths. For the supplemental funding of a statewide coalition of foundations to address critical issues of children and youths: $5,000 to the Wisconsin Partnership for Youth (Racine Community Foundation), Racine, Wis.
Youth leadership. To evaluate a training program for young minority males and develop a competency-based training model in collaboration with the staff of Alverno College: $15,000 to the Youth Leadership Academy, Milwaukee, Wis.
From Corporate Sources
Reader's Digest Foundation
Reader's Digest Road
Pleasantville, N.Y. 10570-7000
The Reader's Digest Foundation has awarded 37 New York City-area schools grants totaling $35,900 from its "Mini-Grants for Teachers" program. The schools and their districts are listed below:
Abbott Union Free School District, Irvington; Fox Lane Middle School, Bedford Central School District; St. Joseph's School, Croton Falls; Farragut Middle School, Hastings-on-Hudson; Woodlands High School, Greenburgh Central #7; Louis M. Klein Middle School, Harrison; Hendrick Hudson High School, Hendrick Hudson; George Washington Elementary, Lakeland; Fulmar Road Elementary, Mahopac; St. John the Evangelist, Mahopac; Columbus Magnet School, New Rochelle; William Ward Elementary, New Rochelle; Isaac Young Middle School, New Rochelle; New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle; Blessed Sacrament-St. Gabriel's High School, New Rochelle; Pelham Memorial High School, Pelham; Pelham Middle School, Pelham; Studio Arts Company, Putnam/North Westchester BOCES; Putnam Valley Elementary, Putnam Valley; Rye Neck High School, Rye Neck; John Paulding, Tarrytown; Washington Irving Elementary, Tarrytown; Church Street School, White Plains; Community School, White Plains; Post Road School, White Plains; White Plains Middle School, White Plains; New York School for the Deaf, White Plains; Gorton High School, Yonkers; Enrico Fermi School, Yonkers; Hawthorne PEARLS, Yonkers; Mark Twain Junior High School, Yonkers; Public School #5, Yonkers; Yonkers Prep High School, Yonkers; Brookside Elementary, Yorktown; Crompoundok Elementary, Yorktown; Mildred Strang Middle School, Yorktown.
Toshiba America Foundation
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, N.Y. 10020
Mathematics. To enable approximately 200 7th graders to participate in hands-on activities using calculators to increase their understanding of math concepts and real-life problem-solving techniques: $1,500 to St. Catherines's Military School, Anaheim, Calif.
Museum. To enable at least 2,000 students in grades 6-12 to increase their understanding of Earth's major systems by viewing a live broadcast of the Jason IV Hawaii expedition, participating in the museums's outreach activities, and designing and constructing hands-on exhibits while integrating a related classroom curriculum: $11,675 to the Denver Museum of Natural History, Denver, Colo.
Physical science. To benefit 150 8th-grade physical-science students who will be introduced to subjects such as kinetic theory and chemical bonding through the use of laserdisk software: $6,895 to Horseheads Central School District, Horseheads, N.Y.
Science. For the "Toshiba Scholarship Days" program in which approximately 1,860 7th to 9th graders from predominantly low-income schools will visit the museum and its outreach service: $15,000 to Cumberland Science Museum, Nashville Tenn.
Science. For the "Science in the Seventh" project at the Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation, where at least 1,000 7th graders from Community School District 31 in Staten Island, New York City, will study marine science and local wetlands: $13,625 to the Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, N.Y.
Science. To enable over 1,600 middle school students to benefit from hands-on activities in physical and life sciences as part of the district's new science curriculum: $12,440 to the Irvine Unified School District, Irvine Calif.
Science. To benefit 1,500 at-risk, minority, and economically disadvantaged students from four local intermediate schools, where youngsters will participate in classroom activities and related field trips to the "Launch Pad" Interactive Science Center: $11,250 to the Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana, Calif.
Science. For 250 11th- and 12th-grade physics students to engage in student-driven, real-world laboratory investigations that extend classroom science out of the lab and into the field.
Science. To provide 350 science students with a series of microscope-focused, hands-on science problems to strengthen their investigative and critical-thinking skills: $6,215 to Eastside Catholic High School, Bellevue, Wash.
Science and mathematics. For help 400 girls in grades 7-12 improve their understanding of physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics using a wide range of activities and investigations related to weather and climate: $10,175 to the Bryn Mawr School, Baltimore, Md.
Science and mathematics. To implement a math- and science-enhancement project in which approximately 1,815 honors- and advanced-math students will integrate mathematical and physical principles to increase their awareness of the interrelations between the two subjects: $1,580 to Highland High School, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Science and technology. To implement the "Robot Technology Project," in which 340 9th to 12th graders, increase their skills in a variety of subjects by constructing a robot arm capable of performing simple tasks: $11,790 to Mililani High School, Mililani, Hawaii.
Vol. 14, Issue 06