Car Maker Teacher of the Year Award Competition Opens

Just a quick reminders: the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) launches the 2015 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award, which will make a $20,000 award to an exemplary K-12 teacher who excels at classroom instruction, assists in the academic achievement of their students and engages families in the learning process.

Deadline: Dec. 31.

The winning educator’s school or program will receive the $20,000 prize to further efforts to engage families in learning; the runner up will receive $2,500. Applicants must work for a U.S. school or community-based program that engages families in the educational process. NCFL is looking for school or community-based teachers who are passionate about engaging families. Specifically, NCFL wants to reward family teachers who:

  • Serve parents and children using a strong intergenerational strategy.
  • Have a demonstrated record of success.
  • Implement innovative ideas for expanding their program to benefit families.
  • Serve communities and families with high literacy and socioeconomic needs.

Family educators must be nominated by someone who knows the nominee’s work well and has extensive knowledge of the nominee’s strengths, approaches and collective impact.

Other Grants

Toyota Motor Sales USA and the National Environmental Education Foundation offer the Every Day Capacity Building Grants for community environmental projects. The funders make about 25 nonprofit awards up to $5,000 each cycle. The winter cycle is now closed, but the summer 2015 cycle will open in January with an April 30 deadline.

Contact: Joshua Cramer, jcramer@familieslearning.org or 502/584-1133.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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