(November 2021) – CFWNC recently awarded 61 grants totaling $87,715 to schools in counties across the region 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.
“Teachers give so much of themselves to educate our children, and this has been especially evident during the pandemic,” said CFWNC President Elizabeth Brazas. “We are grateful to the generous people who created the endowments that provide support for enrichment and hands-on experiences 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, Cherokee County Schools Endowment Fund, Leon C. and Grace E. Luther Charitable Fund and Fund for Education of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.