Ed Fund offering Black History Month project grants to WCCUSD community

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Ed Fund offering Black History Month project grants to WCCUSD community
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The West Contra Costa Public Education Fund is offering grants of up to $1,500 for Black History Month projects within the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) community that “honor and celebrate the lives and contributions of Black Americans.”

Grants of up to $500 are available to individual classrooms, up to $1,000 for schoolwide projects, and up to $1,500 for community events. The funds can be used for art materials, guest speakers, performances, and more.

“Here at the Ed Fund, we understand that Black/African American students have been largely underrepresented and under-resourced within the public education system.” said Jasmine Jones, the Ed Fund’s executive director. “For this reason, we want to show our Black students and community members that they are seen and worthy of celebration. We hope that these grants will help fund some of those projects during this important month. ”

Grants will be accepted on a rolling basis through Feb.21, and can be submitted through this form. For any questions regarding the submission process, contact the Ed Fund’s Program Manager Sarah Camacho at [email protected].

The Ed Fund mobilizes resources for students of the WCCUSD and aligns the efforts of its partners to ensure that all students succeed in college, career, and life. For more information, visit edfundwest.org