It may come as no surprise that crowdfunding— or the collective effort of individuals on social networking sites to support the efforts of others—exploded in popularity with organizations like Kickstarter and DonorsChoose. What may raise some eyebrows is its effect on young people. According to a study by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the United Nations Foundation, 90 percent of children polled from ages 8 to 19 had given money to a charity.
When budget cuts moved Katrina Macht out of a role coordinating service learning and back into the classroom at Hillside Intermediate School in Bridgewater, NJ, she wanted to make sure the school’s long history of service projects didn’t
Bullying is an issue almost all educators have to face with their students—and for many who are already strapped with other responsibilities and limited resources, it is an issue that can oftentimes be overlooked.
As a NEA member, when you post your request for up to $500 for classroom materials on DonorsChoose.org, the NEA Foundation will match the donations you receive, up to $250 per request. For every dollar given, we’ll give one too!
It’s 11 a.m. on a Tuesday and Sonia Diaz is standing over a hot oven at Tu Casa restaurant. An array of tortillas, cheeses, and meats lay before her, ready to become the ingredients in a stack of delicious papusas. As she delicately and