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Oregon credit union grants help advance student learning

Four Grants Pass School District 7 teachers have been awarded mini-grants from Northwest Community Credit Union. Each educator is receiving a $1500 grant for projects to advance student learning.

  • Highland Elementary School: Mandy Jackson is buying the Reflex Math program for her students.
  • Lincoln Elementary School: Jennifer Hawkins is purchasing new iPads for students to use with math and reading lessons.
  • Parkside Elementary School: Alisha Wingler is purchasing several materials for her classroom, including an easel, flexible seating, books, and whisper phones.
  • North Middle School: Dan Coulter is purchasing materials for the woodworking class and funding a visit to a local sawmill.

About the Project Community awards program
Educators submitted requests in fall 2021 for classroom supplies, technology, books, special classroom projects, programs, or field trips. The credit union grants will be used in the academic year 2022 to support creative curriculum and classroom experiences varying among elementary, middle, and high school levels.

"Project Community is all about enhancing meaningful learning experiences for kids. We want to help inspire learning, by supporting the innovative instruction teachers provide. The tools, curriculum or equipment these mini-grants allow schools to offer can truly boost successful learning," said Northwest Community Credit Union President and CEO John Iglesias.

This is the seventh year of the NWCU Project Community mini-grant program. With the 2021-22 awards, more than $390,000 in funding has been provided to schools.

Thank you Northwest Community Credit Union!