2024 Project Grants

$109,855 funded for classroom innovations, enrichment programs, STEM, and literacy.

SchoolTeacherProgram NameSummaryTotal Funded
AlvaradoMaureen TecsonAnak NG Bayan of Alvarado Elementary SchoolSound equipment for after school Filipino cultural dance group. Microphone and speaker. $ 142.86
AlvaradoMaureen TecsonImagination StationsSTEM building toys to inspire scientific and mathematical thinking, and to spark ideas $ 404.76
AlvaradoPhoenix MorrowAlvarado Elementary Sensory RoomSensory room furnishings for 60 children with autism and moderate/severe disabilities. Spinning chair, swing, angle ladder, exercise ball, sequin wall. $ 1,000.00
AlvaradoRoxanne RamirezCelebrating WritingDisplay frames where students can showcase and share three important pieces of writing. Writing wall be be created showing workshop results. $ 1,093.35
AlvaradoJennifer JavierAlvarado Elementary School Color Guard25 custom flags and poles for elementary school color guard group. Performing arts, dance, fitness, teamwork. $ 1,839.75
AlvaradoMaureen TecsonElementary Social Justice AcademyLibrary of diverse books for 3rd and 4th grade students in summer program. SJA t-shirts, stickers, and bags for 50 students. $ 2,996.40
AlvaradoRoxanne RamirezSocial Justice Academy for 4th and 5th GradersLibrary of diverse books for 4th and 5th grade classroom summer program. SJA t-shirts, stickers, and bags for 50 students. $ 2,996.40
AlvaradoRachel SaucedoDeveloping Alvarado's ArtistsStart up costs for Art Vistas program for all students pre-K through grade 5. Curriculum materials for perpetual use, and art supplies and necessary tools. $ 5,000.00
CCHS Nicole TanciocoKindle UnlimitedOne year subscription for Kindle Unlimited for new titles for students to read on Kindle devices. (Books only.) $ 220.00
CCHS Renee WhitworthPainting Supplies for "Painting with a Purpose" Art ClubBrushes and paint for art class and after-school art program. 50 students to complete med. Painting; altar box project. $ 294.00
CCHS Martha UtleyReplace lost/damaged library books Replacements for well-loved library books that remain popular, have high appeal, and that students have had success with. $ 500.00
CCHS Shaleah NelsonProfessional Attire Lending LibraryProfessional clothing students can borrow for job interviews. 30 button--down shirts. $ 659.70
CCHS Nicole TanciocoConley Positive PRiPad, case, video editing app, wireless mics. Students to create videos designed to create positive buzz in comminuty. $ 752.00
CCHS Nicole TanciocoWarrior Spirit!Supplies for monthly lunchtime activities designed to build community among at-risk students. $ 1,000.00
CCHS Nicole TanciocoCollege and Career FairEvent to help students discover career options. Stipend for guest speaker, food for presenters, thank you cards. $ 1,050.00
CCHS Martha UtleyCCHS Library BooksBudget cuts have minimized funding for library books. Purchase book titles for Drop Everything and Read to promote reading for at-risk students. $ 2,500.00
CCHS Kira MillerSpecial Education Resource Program needs Flexible Seating! 24 flexible seating furniture sets plus 4 common area chairs for computer work for students with disabilities. $ 5,005.63
CCHS Anna DaiNHICE Community GardenBuilding supplies to add a shed to the school garden. Project is for emotionally disturbed students and combines support with vocational skills training. $ 6,000.00
CCHS Anna DaiWarrior Brew Coffee CartOffers students with mild/moderate disabilities to learn vocational skills by handcrafting beverages and snacks for sale to staff. $ 7,000.00
CCMSCaitlin PenneyCulturally Responsive Classroom Library to Support Independent Reading Projects36 books with diverse perspectives for 8th grade students. Includes Spanish-language titles for ESL students. $ 628.87
CCMSMarisol BernardComposing and Producing Music with JubariSummer Beyond the Bell program. Two instructors for Jubari music composing program. $ 2,160.00
CCMSVictoria KuhlmannRobotics Reboot!Project Lead the Way class upgrade to the latest robotics cortexes that will work with web app. 15 Vex 5 Models to replace equipment that is 10 years old. $ 6,942.49
DecotoZoya ZilbermanLittle Free LibraryLittle Free Library Kit where independent study students can borrow or share books at no cost. $ 400.00
Decoto/PLAErin CrossCommunity Building Movie ReviewCritial film review experience. Field trips to a local theater followed by discussions of theme, cinematography, and plot. $ 870.00
EastinSarita ChawlaTiny Thinkers, Big Ideas: Unleashing AI Superpowers in KindergartenChatGPT subscription to integrate AI into the classroom. Tailor education to individual needs. Student and teacher use. $ 200.00
EastinErica SimsSecret StoriesTeaching supplies to help kindergarten students learn phonics and spelling by explaining letter sounds in a brain-based way. $ 226.50
EastinPaul NayWalk Through the American RevolutionHistorical reenactment where students portray key figures from the American Revolution and experience history live. Docent fees and program supplies.$1790.00
EastinJenn FreemanWalk Through CaliforniaCalifornia history re-enactment. Docent fees and learning materials from California Weekly Explorers. $ 1,790.00
EmanueleSara MaesLoose Parts, Open Hearts, and Problem SolvingLoose Parts discovery set, rainbow pieces, sensory stacking toys, Picasso tiles to teach problem solving and articulation to TK students. $ 255.13
EmanueleCathy DayTiger's Math AdventureStation materials for family math night, geared towards helping parents of up to 700 students to support them at home learning math. $ 400.52
Hillview CrestTracee PembletonGenrefying FictionLabels for book spines to help students to identify and recognize different genres of literature. $ 227.00
Hillview CrestKatelin ChiarellaA Calming & Engaging ClassroomRoom supplies to support social emotional learning. 16 desk lamps, Eggspert maching, fidget toys. $ 525.05
Hillview CrestTracee PembletonFinish the Series BooksPurchase of book selections that will complete series that are already started in the school library. $ 726.64
Hillview CrestTracee PembletonEarly Reader BooksSet of early reader books for TK, kindergarten, and 1st graders at Title 1 school to strengthen reading skills. $ 821.88
Hillview CrestColby AngeloniHillview Crest Wellness CenterSelf-guided activities and seating options for elementary wellness center. Replace old games and supplies. $ 995.68
Hillview CrestCamille SmithFun with STEM in Pre-K (SPED)Set of hands-on teaching supplies, toys, and other materials to introduce STEM concepts to special needs pre-schoolers. $ 1,209.00
Hillview CrestTracee PembletonJump Into Nonfiction with KindersPurchase nonfiction book titles for the youngest beginning readers to develop literacy skills. $ 1,815.69
Hillview CrestNorma PedersonOutdoor SchoolSupplies and equipment for TK students. Outdoor activities, including art center, dramatic play, PE, science, etc. $ 2,942.00
IVCMSPaula AndrewsMaintaining a Collaborative PBL Learning EnvironmentCollaboration table, rolling chairs, and storage for project-based learning projects for 8th grade students. $ 925.00
IVCMSJohn Patrick SanchezKabataang Pinoy Club ActivitiesFilipino literature, cooking, guest-speakers, AAPI month activities, sweatshirts, language lessons. $ 1,500.00
JLHSElizabeth MiljasCultural ArtArt supplies for Spanish classes to expose students to cultural art. Talavera tiles and foil art pieces from Mexico and, originally, Spain. $ 454.00
JLHSIvan Viray SantosTransportation for Bay Area College Visits & Workshops (BART)30-35 ESSJ scholars tour SFSU and UC Berkeley, and Chabot College for the Ethnic Studies Summit. Many first in the family to attend college. $ 647.30
JLHSIvan Viray SantosESSJ Solidarity FestSupplies, printing, gift card prizes, poster boards, and other items needed in support of Solidarity Fest week of events. $ 762.62
JLHSAmanda CamusoLogan Special Olympics EquipmentPractice equipment for special Olympians, including pop-ups, soccer balls, basketballs, camp chairs, pinnies, etc. $ 786.00
JLHSJoerel QuintanaCollege and Career ReadinessCareer Center enhancements to provide fresh visuals detailing the latest college and career opportunities for students. $ 900.00
JLHSAngela KaramianRecognizing the Bay Area's Incredible Diversity Through ArtSupplies for four art projects representing Native, Latino/ Chicano, AAPI, and African American cultural traditions. $ 948.80
JLHSJoerel QuintanaCollege and Career FairsPromo items, giveaways, event supplies, and refreshments for attendees of college and career fairs at Logan. $ 1,000.00
JLHSRoxanne Claire RamosJLHS 2024 Decision Day CelebrationFood and beverages. Decorations and party supplies. Raffle prizes.
Helen Kennedy:
Program is for current school year.
$ 1,000.00
JLHSIvan Viray SantosESSJ PRAXIS (Capstone) ProjectsSupplies and equipment for students to use in their senior projects, including a digital video camera, tripods, SD cards, poster boards, etc. $ 1,056.82
JLHSEmily PanicoEffects of Alcohol on Balance, Dexterity, and Function12 Drunk Busters simulation goggles for forensics science class. Includes 4 types of goggles for alcohol and various drugs. $ 1,143.45
JLHSJodie SchwartzfarbEnglish for Future Teachers Field Trip ExperiencesEnglish class focused on providing an early teaching experience for 110 students. Bus transportation costs to younger school sites for classroom observance. $ 1,170.00
JLHSIvan Viray SantosESSJ Outward Bound Leadership RetreatOne-day leadership retreat for 30 ESSJ scholars focused on overcoming obstacles, teamwork, and leadership development. $ 1,325.42
JLHSAmy GuastavinoATEP CaféPurchase equipment for student-saffed café to provide work experience to disabled students. $ 2,608.00
JLHSKamilah DavisATEP Transit AccessSet of classroom bus passes to allow adult transition special needs students venture into the community to develop real-work functional and vocational skills. $ 3,000.00
JLHSDharini RasiahFilm/TV Classroom Sound SystemAudio equipment for the Film/TV Studio at Logan. Speakers and soundbars to be used for Logan Live and other media projects. $ 3,213.11
JLHSIndira ChakrabartiESSJ Class Text and Author Visit 40 copies of ESSJ book "The Assignment" that discusses how students stood up for their rights in a classroom. Staff briefing and author visit. $ 3,220.00
JLHSMaricruz MezaPuente Program So. Cal College Trip50 educationally underrepresented juniors road trip to visit 6 universities to learn about college options and EOP programs available to them. $ 7,700.00
Kitayama Rebecca TentionKitayama Before and After School PlaySet of footballs that is appropriate to elementary school children for playground use. $ 183.17
Kitayama Mary SmallWellness Room Proposal: Striving to Be More InclusiveSensory bubble wall and bubble tube for students who need help coping with difficulties, many with special needs. $ 499.64
Kitayama Betty SilvaRead Naturally InterventionTape recorders and other supplies for after-school program to develop reading skills in struggling students. $ 532.80
Kitayama Jennifer RaveraMini Steel Tongue Drums for the Elementary Music Classroom30 steel drums for use in 1st & 2nd grade music classes to teach rhythm and beat. With sheet music. $ 1,868.25
NHUSDTina BobadillaPrincess ClubPurchase a clothing steamer and racks for the program that makes gently used prom dresses available to students in need. $ 464.90
NHUSDZetha NoblesNHUSD Kwanzaa CelebrationRefreshments and supplies for annual district-wide event celebrating seven Kwanzaa principles. $ 500.00
PioneerChris MayerWalk Through the American RevolutionHistorical reenactment where students portray key figures from the American Revolution and experience history live. Docent fees and program supplies. $ 1,790.00
PioneerGretel LyWalk Through CaliforniaCalifornia history re-enactment. Docent fees and learning materials from California Weekly Explorers. $ 1,790.00
SearlesKelly PaytonBinders for Two-Way Dual-Language 5th Graders42 Zip-Up binders for underserved students to better manage classwork and supplies, as well as their Chromebook. $ 1,085.10
SearlesMarisol BenardBeyond the Bell SummerSummer BOOST program of 3 weeks of science workshops providing hands-on, interactive learning modules teaching physics concepts to underserved students. $ 2,400.00

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