Grant for Impactful Teaching

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  The Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. (JLKD) encourages and supports excellence in teaching by awarding a Teacher’s Grant to educators who present outstanding student programming for an impactful program or project that otherwise would not be provided for within the school budget.

To be eligible for the grant, teachers must be employed full- or part-time at a public or private school serving students who are in pre-k through fifth grade in DuPage, Kane, Kendall, or Will County, Illinois. The school population must consist of at least 20% of children from a “low-income family/household.” A “low income family/household” is defined as having an annual income that does not exceed 200% of the federal poverty guideline for a family of four.

The 2019 Application Period is Now Open!

We are now accepting applications for the 2019 grant. Please submit applications for consideration at the following link. Applications must be received by January 31, 2019.

Click on the link to apply for the 2019 Grant for Teaching Impact: 2019 JLKD Grant Application.

Please contact with any questions or to request additional information.

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, JLKD awarded a Grant for Impactful Teaching to Matthew Radowski of Reed-Custer Elementary School of Braidwood, IL for his Computer Science Education Initiative program. Computer Science Education Initiative will likely impact approximately 600 students, all elementary school age.  As part of the Computer Science Education Initiative, Bitsbox classroom boxes, which provide computer programming projects aimed at young children, will be used to teach kids to code their own computer apps. Those student-designed apps, will then be used on the grade level as well as part of the iPads students will consistently be using. JLKD is honored and excited to be able to assist Reed-Custer Elementary School in increasing use of technology in the classroom while developing children’s potential to further careers in technology. We are certain that the Computer Science Education Initiative program will continue to improve the community through the effective action and engagement between teachers, staff, and students.

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