(December 2018) – CFWNC is pleased to announce 70 grants totaling $95,736 to WNC schools from the Learning Links grant program. The grants provide local teachers with funding for activities designed to make required coursework engaging and relevant for their students.
"Since the Learning Links grant program awarded its first grants in 1995, the need to support teachers and students has increased as public funds for education continue to decline," said CFWNC President Elizabeth Brazas. "We are grateful to the generous people who created the endowments, and donors who add additional funds, that together provide field trips, hands-on experiments, STEM projects and more that support the work of teachers and benefit students across Western North Carolina."
Learning Links offers grants up to $800 per classroom to public school teachers in Avery, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford and Swain counties to provide experiential learning projects for students. The goal is to increase students' enthusiasm for learning and school. The grants are made possible by the Ben W. and Dixie Glenn Farthing Charitable Fund, the Cherokee County Schools Endowment Fund and the Dr. Robert J. and Kimberly S. Reynolds Fund.