Important information about 2018-19 grants TO EDUCATORS
Applications for the initiatives listed below are now being accepted! Questions about your idea? Contact Rebecca Abide at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-350-6174
Professional Development Awards
Expanding Horizons: Multicultural Books - Racial Equity Grant
Teaching Artists Presenting in Asheville Schools (TAPAS)
A critical part of our work has been empowering educators through grants and Fellowships. We have partnered with Asheville City Schools (ACS) to support more than 120 teachers as Fellows and hundreds of other teachers through Innovation grants. We are so grateful for the tremendous work our ACS educators have accomplished with these resources.
Applications for these funds ARE NOW AVAILABLE
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
The ACSF awards scholarships to educators because we know that highly trained educators inspire high achievement among their students. These scholarships allow educators to further their educations and pursue advanced degrees and certifications, to stay current and expand their strategies by attending conferences and professional development, and to increase the students they reach by taking on new responsibilities and roles within the Asheville City Schools. Awards are typically $250 per educator.
EXPANDING HORIZONS: MULTICULTURAL BOOKS - RACIAL EQUITY GRANT
Grant funds will be used to increase student access to and interaction with books that paint a more complete picture of our history, society, and stories. Books and stories should focus on resistance, resiliency, and empowerment as well as oppression, e.g., cultural, political, social leaders and heroes rather than solely the experiences of oppression. Accepting requests up to $500 for schools with 500 or fewer students, and $1000 for schools with larger student populations.
Teaching Artists Presenting in Asheville Schools (TAPAS) is an arts-integration program that implements high quality artist residencies to create craft and performance experiences across all curriculum. TAPAS has maintained the ability to be a cost-effective, far-reaching program with a profound impact on both individual artists and students in our community. Grants are awarded up to $1,000 for artists time and materials.
For more information about grant opportunities for ACS educators contact:
Development Associate & Student Scholarship Coordinator