The Education Foundation of South Brunswick continues to seek ways to provide educational support for students and teachers through programs and projects that fall outside of the district's operational budget.
The foundation, which includes several former South Brunswick Board of Education members on its Board of Trustees, has granted over $59,000 total, including a $25,000 grant awarded to VTN to completely update their studio production capabilities. The foundation also awarded $10,000 in scholarships to graduating SBHS seniors through June, 2012.
The foundation last week announced the successful grant applicants for its 2012-2013 grants program. Applicants could be awarded up to $500 for an individual grant or up to $1,000 for a cooperative grant.
The foundation awarded nearly $12,000 in grants to members of the Cambridge Elementary School (“CAM”), Greenbrook Elementary School ("GRN"), Crossroads South Middle School (“XRS”) and South Brunswick High School (“SBHS”) facilities.
Among the innovative ideas and programs the foundation is investing in are:Through My Eyes Christina Santawasso (SBHS) Early Childhood DigiBlocks Thea Dahlberg and Gail Magid (GRN) Positive You! Donna Sichta and Kathleen Kirby (SBHS) Shooting DSLR Video Shaun Ruymen (SBHS) Viking Closet Brianna Logan (SBHS) SMART Responders Susan Pazinko (BC) SMART Responders Carol Rodek-Gray (BC) Sundance Book Club Lindsey Fisher (1st Grade Teachers) (CAM) Student Weebly Accounts Kelli Zicha (XRS) 21st Century Learning in Elementary Art Room Jennifer Kipnis (XRN) High quality audio & video recording for the SBHS Orchestra Program Dr. Arvin Gopal (SBHS)
The next application window will open during September 2013 for the 2013-2014 grant program.
It is the mission of The Education Foundation of South Brunswick Township, Inc., a (501)(c)(3) non-profit corporation, to promote and provide educational support and opportunities through innovative programs and projects. The Foundation will fulfill its mission by attracting and allocating financial and in-kind gifts of goods and services to and for the students of the South Brunswick School District.