Project Learning Tree (PLT) offers GreenWorks! grants of up to $1,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students implement an action project that they help design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their neighborhood’s environment. The proposed project should incorporate service learning, exemplify student voice, involve at least one community partner, secure at least 50 percent matched funds (in-kind acceptable), and be completed in one year. To be eligible, applicants must have attended a PLT workshop, either in person or online. The workshop provides training, lesson plans, and other resources to help integrate service-learning projects and environmental education into the curriculum or youth programs. Interested applicants will find this grant opportunity on GetEdFunding, a free database sponsored by CDW•G of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.
Healthy schools and happy students go hand in hand!That’s why Deb is giving schools the tools to make hand hygiene fun with Deb’s Annual Happy Hands Contest. K–12 schools have the opportunity to educate students about the importance of hand washing, while also allowing them to express their artistic sides through the creation of an original design for a Deb dispenser. Schools can win too. The schools with the most popular designs will receive a $500 donation from Deb and free custom dispensers for their school. This year Deb is giving back with Design for Donation. For each dispenser design submitted for the Happy Hands Contest, Deb will donate $2 to Helping Houston Rebuild in order to aid schools rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey.
RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities, islooking to recruit top talent with and without disabilities for their National Leadership Program.