U.S. Cellular Rewarding $1 Million to Teachers to Help Boost Classroom Experiences
I received this email today and I know how much teachers need support because my wife is one. please spread it to teachers that you know!
Program debuts in Pasco; Starting August 11 teachers are encouraged to post projects for funding consideration at DonorsChoose.org
Pasco, Washington (Aug 11, 2014) – U.S. Cellular is donating $1 million to fund teacher classroom projects through its Calling All Teachers program, and for the first time, Pasco area public school teachers are invited to submit their projects for consideration. Last year, the company contributed $500,000 towards educational materials for improved classroom experiences. U.S. Cellular is now working with DonorsChoose.org for a fourth time, and beginning August 11, teachers are invited to post their projects on the site for potential funding.DonorsChoose.org is a charity website that helps teachers identify funds from corporate and individual donations for classroom projects.
“Teachers play such a transformative role in student achievement and we want to help ensure they have the necessary tools to provide a positive learning experience,” said Nathan Waddell, Senior Director of Sales, Northwest Territory. “The Calling All Teachers program allows us to impact teachers and students in our entire footprint and create unique opportunities for teachers to engage, inspire, and educate in the classroom.”
Through U.S. Cellular's ongoing commitment to the community and education, the company has contributed more than $7 million through this and other philanthropic programming. K-12 public school teachers simply need to register online at DonorsChoose.org and affiliate as a U.S. Cellular teacher. Then, between August 11 and September 21, they can post their classroom projects for funding consideration. Through DonorsChoose.orgU.S. Cellular has funded more than 4,500 classroom projects to date, which included technology tools, art equipment and science experiments. All projects must be submitted by the September 21 deadline to be eligible for this year’s funding. Selected projects will be announced in October.
“Teachers are often looking for resources to improve students’ educational experiences and we want to help ease the process,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. “We’re pleased to join U.S. Cellular for a fourth year in their efforts because funding teachers’ classroom projects to this magnitude can have a lasting impact on students and schools.”
For more information, visit uscellular.com.