Teaching tolerance grants

Teaching tolerance grants

Enlisting parents’ help, rejecting deficit views

The TT Voting and Democracy Grants support programs that inspire students to fight for voting rights in their communities. Here are some of our favorite ventures taking place in high schools around the country this fall.
The TT Voting and Democracy Grants support programs that inspire students to fight for voting rights in their communities. Jey Ehrenhalt, grantee Sarah Emmett, spoke with Jey Ehrenhalt, Grants and School Programs Manager, about the work her students will be doing this fall.
TT Educator Grants help teachers and students advocate for social justice in the classroom, school, and district. Read about how a TT grant helped one middle school teacher finance a class project focused on peace, justice, and action.
TT Educator Grants help teachers and students advocate for social justice in the classroom, school, and district. Jey Ehrenhalt, Grants Manager, talked with Chris Dolgos about his initiative looking at the equity of urban regeneration.
TT Educator Grants help teachers and students advocate for social justice in the classroom, school, and district. Learn how one teacher used a TT grant to support an oral storytelling project to foster positive identity and cultural diversity.

Having the talk | story corner | classroom video

The aim of this program is to help educators accept and incorporate anti-bias values in their classrooms by funding programs that foster affirming school climates and prepare students to succeed in a diverse democracy. The program’s mission is to create a network of educators who are eager to learn from one another and share their experiences with the larger community.
Teacher awards to fund programming that encourages empathy and compassion, positive identity formation, perspective taking, critical thinking about inequality, and collaborative action in the classroom.

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Teaching Tolerance, a Southern Poverty Law Center initiative, seeks to assist teachers and schools in educating children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy. Educator Grants for Teaching Tolerance help educators who embrace and incorporate anti-bias values in their classrooms. Any time is a good time to request an application.
Eligibility: There will be three levels of funding for projects: kindergarten, classroom, and district. Educators working in public or private K-12 colleges, alternative schools, therapeutic schools, and criminal justice facilities around the country are qualified to apply.

Jey ehrenhalt | inside the issue | fall 2019

We are unable to award any grants at this time due to internal improvements to the LFJ grants program. Currently, the application is closed. We regret any inconvenience this might have caused you and encourage you to apply when the program reopens.
Meanwhile, we’ll be updating our grants program to improve its accessibility, openness, and, most importantly, its ability to solve the root causes of inequity rather than just the symptoms. Please return later this year to learn more about our new LFJ grants program and how you can get involved in the fight for long-term social change in schools.
Tolerance Education K–12 educators who support and embed anti-bias beliefs in their classes, colleges, and districts are eligible for Educator Grants. Projects that foster affirming school climates and educate youth to succeed in a diverse democracy are supported by these grants, which range from $500 to $5,000.
K–12 educators in public and private schools, as well as alternative schools, therapeutic schools, and criminal justice centers around the country, are qualified to apply. Educators working in community-based, informal learning sites or outside of the United States are not eligible to apply at this time. Individuals working in colleges and universities’ schools of education are also eligible to apply. Information can be found in the project criteria.

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