Give Teachers A Hand
Adopt-A-Classroom advances equity in education by powering today's classrooms to prepare tomorrow's graduates.
Ms. Ann Ruhr Pifer
401 Second Ave. N, Suite 350
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55401 USA
education, teacher, student, school, learning, kids, community
Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)
Arts Education/Schools (A25)
Children's Rights (R28)
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When you choose a classroom and make an adoption, we direct 100% of these funds to the teacher. The teacher can then purchase purchase items that enrich the learning environment. Adopt-A-Classroom emphasizes accountability and responsibility. We send you information about your adopted classroom and an itemized invoice detailing exactly what the teacher purchased. We also send the teacher contact information about you. Throughout the school year, you communicate with the teacher and students and visit the classroom to experience first-hand the impact of your contribution. As you participate in subsequent years, you enjoy the cumulative effect of your efforts with each new class of students, as well as develop a lasting and meaningful relationship with the teacher.
Teachers may apply annually to receive funding for classroom materials specifically for STEM subjects. Priority is given to teachers in Title 1 schools
K-12 (5-19 years)
The Arts fund supports arts education programs in schools—from drama to finger-painting—so teachers can stock their classrooms with the supplies they need. Arts programs are especially vulnerable to limited budgets as teachers rely on expensive consumable products. A student’s creativity shouldn’t have a limit, and your support makes this a reality.
Inclusive Classroom Fund
What is an "Inclusive Classroom" and why is it important? Every student learns in their own way and often at their own pace. And, we know teachers are uniquely positioned to identify and address each student's individual needs. The Inclusive Classroom Fund will support teachers wanting to incorporate reading materials better representative of their students cultural and experiential backgrounds, materials for ESL students, equipment and curriculum materials for special needs students, anti-bullying programs and workshops, diversity training for teachers, alternative learning therapies, and much more.
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
as of 11/27/2018
Ms Jennifer Swenson
Term: 2018 - 2020
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Bowman & Brooke
Strother Communications Group
St. Paul Public Schools
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