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EPAK Receives Additional Grant for Educator Micro Grants Program

Literacy Partners — Menlo Park (LPMP) has granted East Palo Alto Kids Foundation (EPAK) $15,000 in support of its Educator Micro Grants Program. For the upcoming 2022-2023 school year targeting Ravenswood City School District, public charter schools in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park, teachers will apply for funds enhancing their student teaching needs.

Examples of grants include literacy instructional materials (33% in previous academic year), Science (12%), Art/Music (12%), Math (9%) and Social Studies (3%). Additionally, COVID requests for classroom modifications (24%) were received.

$15,000 grant allotted for additional educational experiences tailored to a teacher's classroom needs

With the additional grant, 20 teachers and 500+ students will be supported to address equitable educational opportunities via inspiring and tailored instructional experience. Some examples include online art groups with provided art supplies and book purchases to increase student’s reading comprehension skills. LPMP is looking forward to sharing students’ results and impact stories with supporters and the broader community.

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