the Woodrow Wilson Community Foundation provided grants to five local schools through its Feeder Impact Fund in honor of Gary Griffith.
This year, $7,500 was distributed among six schools, all in the Woodrow Feeding Model: Mount Auburn Elementary, Woodrow, Mockingbird Elementary, Lakewood Elementary and Lipscomb Elementary.
Mount Auburn received $2,500 for a multi-sensory room to limit students’ behavioral references and help them develop their attention. The elementary school also received $748 to provide students with a safe indoor climbing area.
Woodrow received $1,500 for an arts entrepreneurship project that will teach students how to create a product, stick to a budget and make a profit, while strengthening community ties.
Mockingbird has received two grants. A $1,500 prize will go towards deaf education, specifically launching the “Deaf Can!” initiative, which includes the creation and distribution of sign language materials on campus. And $763 will help buy the materials needed to create math review centers, accessible small groups, and literature.
Two schools each received $250. Lakewood plans to use the money to purchase a collection of decodable books that match students’ reading levels. And Lipscomb will use it to create an incentive system and prizes to help students master multiplication.
The foundation also provides scholarships for seniors, helps fund the International Baccalaureate program, and in the past has honored volunteers. As a non-profit organization, it supports “excellent education in Woodrow’s Food Model public schools in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships.”
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