Forty-three corporate-sponsored grants have been awarded to LCS teachers for innovative programs and projects designed by the teachers to enhance the educational environment for students. These projects were on display during the Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation, Inc.’s 20th Annual Education Grant Awards program in May at the E.C. Glass High School Cafeteria.
Sponsors, administrators, other guests got the chance to learn how “Mobile Listening Makes Math Magical” with teachers from Perrymont Elementary School, see how students from Linkhorne Middle School are creating “Memory Books,” and learn how to keep smiles bright with E. C. Glass students and “Smile Lynchburg.”
The Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation, Inc. has awarded more than 340 corporate sponsored teacher grants since initiating the program more than 20 years ago. More than $329,000 in grant funds has allowed teachers, counselors, and administrators the opportunity to implement a broad range of creative and innovative ideas into our classrooms and schools. This year the Foundation funded grants totaling more than $56,754.
Sponsoring businesses include: Ace it!Tutoring – powered by Sylvan Learning, American National Bank, Appalachian Power Company, AREVA, Babcock & Wilcox, Bank of the James, Banker Steel Company, BB&T, Benchmark Systems, Candler Oil Company, Central Virginia Federal Credit Union, Colonial Brokerage House, Dodson Pest Control, Dominion Seven Architects, The Education & Research Foundation, Fleet Laboratories, Generation Solutions, Genworth Financial, Greater Lynchburg Community Trust, Hurt & Proffitt, Lynchburg Economic Development Authority, Lynchburg Municipal Employees Federal Credit Union, Lynchburg Nissan, Lynchburg Retail Merchants Foundation, Moore & Giles, Piedmont Community Health Plan, Presbyterian Homes & Family Services, R.M. Gantt Construction, R.R. Donnelley, Successful Innovations, Sylvan Learning of Lynchburg, Virginia School Equipment, Wells Fargo Foundation, Westover Dairy, Walmart, Wegmann USA, Wiley|Wilson, and WSET.