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From Corporate Sources

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

The foundation has awarded over $530,000 in grants to both national and community organizations for academic-enrichment and child-immunization programs. The recipients are listed below by category:

Academic Enrichment--National Grants:

To fund sessions of an academic-enrichment program that serves minority and disadvantaged middle school students: $225,700 to Aetna's "Saturday Academy" programs at seven sites--Clark University, Atlanta, Ga.; Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, N.C.; St. Joseph College, Hartford, Conn.; Middlesex Community Technical College, Middletown, Conn.; the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Howard University, Washington, D.C.; and the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.

For an independent evaluation of the Saturday Academy enrichment program: $23,600 to the Institute for Educational Leadership Inc., Washington, D.C.

Academic Enrichment--Community Grants:

For an in-school and after-school academic program that teaches students about economics and business: $17,000 to Junior Achievement of North Central Connecticut Inc., Hartford, Conn.

For elementary and secondary school tutoring programs for Hispanic youths: $10,000 to the San Juan Tutorial Program, Hartford, Conn.

For an after-school tutoring program and cultural activities for children: $9,000 to West Middle School Committee, Hartford, Conn.

For a tutoring/academic-enrichment program for suburban minority youths: $6,000 to Achievement Unlimited Inc., Hartford, Conn.

For a youth academic-enrichment program: $6,000 to the Revitalization Corps, Hartford, Conn.

To encourage Latino students to pursue higher education: $1,500 to Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Conn.

To provide participating school districts from through Connecticut with a one-week curriculum in principles of total quality: $5,000 to the C.B.I.A. Education Foundation, Hartford, Conn.

For an interdistrict mentor program that provides 9th and 10th graders with a workshop on writing skills and pairs them with local authors: $1,500 to Young Writers Institute, Hartford, Conn.

To provide support for substitute teachers to cover teachers during all-day meetings of the school-governance team: $3,000 to Quirk Middle School, Hartford, Conn.

Child Immunization--National Grants:

Toward general support for leadership, technical assistance, and other initiatives to promote on-time immunizations: $120,000 to Every Child by Two, Washington, D.C.

For completion of an evaluation begun 1994 of current program activities and future recommendations for immunization and child health: $18,473.

Child Immunization--Community Grant:

For funding of a statewide, community-based immunization grants program: $100,000 to the Texas state health department.

Chelsea House Publishers 1974 Sproul Rd., Suite 400 P.O. Box 914 Broomall, Pa. 19008-0914

School libraries. For the continuing support of America's schools and libraries: $500 to Villa Joseph Marie Girls High School, Hollland, Pa.

Dewitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund 2 Park Ave., 23rd Floor New York, N.Y. 10016

The fund has awarded $90,000 in grants as a part of an initiative to help teachers adopt a more student-centered approach to instruction. The grants of $15,000 each were awarded to five teacher-development organizations. The recipients and their projects are listed below:

California State University, Dominquez Hills, Carson, Calif.: Four teacher-development groups will work together on a coordinated plan to serve teachers in the Long Beach Unified School District.

Carroll College, Waukesha, Wis.: A consortium will plan a program for teachers in the Milwaukee public schools.

Lehman College, City University of New York, New York City: A group will work on a plan for improving classroom teaching in the New York City public schools.

National-Louis University, Evanston, Ill.: A group will work together to plan a program for improving professional-development opportunities for Chicago public school teachers.

PATHS/PRISM: Philadephia Partnership for Education, Philadephia, Pa.: A group will work to develop plans for professional development for teachers in the Philadelphia school district.

University of California, Los Angeles, Calif.: A group will develop a plan to provide professional development for teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation 1150 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 1020 Washington, D.C. 20036

Children with disabilities. To support the replication of a program that helps youths with disabilities develop social and vocational skills through mentorships with adults with similar disabilities: $25,000 to Partners for Youth with Disabilitites, Boston, Mass.

Summer camp. To expand "Compuplay Camp," a computer summer camp for children with and without disabilities, ages 4-12: $25,000 to the National Lekotek Center, Evanston, Ill.

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

Mathematics. To improve the study of sequential mathematics for 100 girls, grades 9-12: $1,500 to St. Michael Academy, New York City.

Mathematics. For a mobile math-lab project serving all of the school's 975 7th and 8th graders: $5,000 to Benjamin Syms Middle School, Hampton, Va.

Mathematics. To introduce 350 students to algebra through the use of manipulatives: $4,920 to Kofa High School, Yuma, Ariz.

Science. For the "Science on the Potomac" project for 90 at-risk students from two alternative high schools: $4,950 to the Fairfax County Public Schools, Falls Church, Va.

From Private Sources

Bush Foundation E-900 First National Bank Bldg. 332 Minnesota St. St. Paul, Minn. 55101-1387

Day care. To support a child-care referral service for area employers: $52,830 to the Greater Minneapolis Day Care Association, Minneapolis, Minn.

Family violence. To expand the family-violence treatment center for African-American families: $140,000 to the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center, Minneapolis, Minn.

Teenage pregnancy. For start-up costs of a program serving teenage mothers: $90,000 to Jendayi Place Inc., St. Paul, Minn.

Teenage pregnancy. To start a residential treatment program for pregnant women and women with children: $40,000 to Rehab Services Inc., Minot, S.D.

Youths. To expand a motivation program for high school underachievers: $25,000 to Infinity Systems for Nonprofits Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.

Youths. Toward a capital campaign for a residential treatment facility for youths: $100,000 to St. James Home of Duluth Inc., Duluth, Minn.

The Commonwealth Fund Harkness House 1 East 75th St. New York, N.Y. 10021-2692

Adolescent health. For a national school-based survey of girls and boys ages 10-19 on the health and needs of adolescents: $175,000 to Louis Harris & Associates Inc., New York City.

Community foundations. To work with community foundations to replicate the Sponsor a Scholar program to help high school students graduate and enroll in college: $300,000 to the National Coalition of Community Foundations, Kansas City, Mo.

Families and work. To examine the interaction of work life, family life, and employment polices: $45,000 to the Families and Work Institute, New York City.

Family violence. For a guide to educate community leaders about the nature of domestic violence and family abuse and provide recommendations for developing integrated systems: $50,140 to the American Medical Association Education and Research Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Health care. To study the extent of education for parents about early childbearing and how such services are financed: $52,000 to McManus Health Policy Inc., Washington, D.C.

School-to-work. To continue helping disadvantaged urban students graduate from high school, provide career guidance and employment skills, and involve local businesses in school-to-work activities: $233,233 to the Greater Southeast Healthcare System, Washington, D.C.

School-to-work. To establish a national network of health-industry employers operating school-to-work programs and develop materials to provide technical support in the launch of new programs: $150,752 to Jobs for the Future Inc., New York City.

Youth development. To continue offering seminars, briefings, and site visits for senior national-policy staff members concerning new research and programs in youth development: $150,000 to the Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, D.C.

NEC Foundation Old Sod Farm Rd., #8 Melville, N.Y.

Engineering. For expansion of the National Engineering Design Challenge, an academic program and competition for teams of high school students: $70,000 to the Junior Engineering Technical Society, Alexandria, Va.

Educational technology. To expand a collaborative network of learners: $10,000 to the Long Island University School of Education, Department of Educational Technology, Brookville, N.Y.

Vol. 14, Issue 38

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