Amy Moselhi Runs for Board of Education in the City School District of New Rochelle.

New Rochelle Fund Taking Educational Grant Applications

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY — The New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence is once again taking applications for grants of up to $2,000 to support innovative learning projects that enhance the curriculum. It’s the second round of funding offered in a program the organization began last year. The Fund is looking for applications from teachers, administrators, students and parents.

“They can propose anything that will promote active student learning, offer students an opportunity to find their voice and build their self-confidence,” said Sabrina Toback, Executive Director of the Fund.

Applications can be for programs in the arts, sciences or any other area. Last year, the Fund gave out 15 grants to a wide range of projects, including a humanoid robot at Albert Leonard Middle School, a chess program at Isaac E. Young Middle School and a pollinator garden at Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center.

The Fund leaders are looking for that kind of creative thinking again. Applications are due Feb. 6 and awards will be announced in mid-March.