Public Schools In Districts 13 & 14 Are Eligible For $25K In Neighborhood School Grants

Public Schools In Districts 13 & 14 Are Eligible For $25K In Neighborhood School Grants
Image via Robert Couse Baker.
Image via Robert Couse Baker.

Applications are now open for the Walentas Family Foundation’s Neighborhood School Grants, an annual program to support innovative projects in Brooklyn school Districts 13 and 14.

During the 2016-2017 cycle of the Neighborhood School Grants program, the Walentas Family Foundation will award approximately $250,000 to Brooklyn’s public schools in grants of up to $25,000 to individual schools. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2016.

Grant recipients will be notified in July and grant funds will be distributed in August 2016 for use during the 2016-2017 school year. For more information and to access the grant application, please visit this website.

The Walentas family, founders of Two Trees Management Company, has long been committed to supporting public education in New York City. Established with the belief that vibrant and successful schools are fundamental parts of communities, the Neighborhood School Grants program supports enrichment of students’ learning experiences through creative programming that may not supported by a school’s existing budget.

Since its founding in 2013, the Neighborhood School Grants program has distributed $825,000 of grants to Brooklyn’s public schools for programs in the arts, culture, technology, literacy, college prep, and more.

Last year’s recipients include:

  • Brooklyn Community Arts & Media High School (BCAM) received $18,000 for Project AIM, a 10-week arts-based program to generate discussion around black male identity and representation.
  • PS 20 The Clinton Hill School received $15,000 for an integrated environmental science and visual arts program focusing on both observation of the natural world and individual expression.
  • PS 34 Oliver H. Perry received $20,000 for LEGO educational kits to give students an engaging introduction to hands-on STEM learning during specialized school day classes
  • Brooklyn Arbor received $12,000 for its music program, giving elementary the opportunity to experience the power of music, from exploring and celebrating the music of diverse heritages and cultures, and making their own.
  • The Urban Assembly Institute of Math & Science for Young Women received $18,000 for its Pathway to College program, helping students and their families with college readiness and preparation.

Learn more about the 2015 Neighborhood School Grantees here.