"The AAUW Community Action Grants Program provides funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.
The program's one-year grants ($2,000 to $7,000 each over one year) provide seed money for new projects. Two-year grants ($5,000 to $10,000 each over two years) provide start-up funds for longer-term programs that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls' sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities. Topic areas are unrestricted but should include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equity for women and girls. Special consideration will be given to projects focused on K-12 and community college girls' and women's achievements in science, technology, engineering or math."
Referred by: Foundation Center
"The 10th annual nationwide celebration of afterschool programs will take place October 22, 2009 in more than 7,500 communities. Join the 1 million Americans who take part in Lights On Afterschool to help call attention to the afterschool programs that keep our kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families.
Register... for Lights On Afterschool to receive email updates and 10 free posters, and to make sure your event is promoted to the media. Use our on-line Event Planning Kit to help you build a timeline, get ideas for your event, get tips for engaging local leaders and media, and download artwork and sample materials."
"How can education help you fulfill your dreams? On September 8, the President challenged students like you to take advantage of your education and imagine greater possibilities in your lives. Create a video about why education is important to fulfilling your dreams and the steps you will take to make your dreams a reality." Submissions accepted through November 2.
"How can high schools be more effective in engaging their students? Why not ask the students? Researchers who have conducted multiple inquiry groups with students conclude that students are an excellent source of information about what's working and what's not in their school."
Referred by: Connect for Kids
"WIDE ANGLE’s unprecedented, award-winning 12-year documentary project, Time for School, returns in 2009 with visits to seven classrooms in seven countries to offer a glimpse into the lives of seven extraordinary children who are struggling to get what nearly all American kids take for granted: a basic education. We started filming in 2002, watching as kids first entered school in Afghanistan, Benin, Brazil, India, Japan, Kenya and Romania, many despite great odds. Several years later, in 2006, we returned to film an update — and now, three years later, we travel to check in on our young teenagers who are making the precarious transition to middle school....
While each child in Time for School 3 has a unique story, taken together their lives tell an epic tale, shedding light on one of the most urgent and under-reported stories of our time."