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The Takoma Foundation is pleased to have awarded two operational grants and 14 project grants this spring:

Operational Grants

Organization Project Name/Description
Takoma Radio  
Rhizome  

Project Grants

Organization Project Name/Description
Art for the People, Inc. A series of ceramic workshops at TPES and PBES with groups of students who participate in the ESOL.
CHEER

Lunch and Learn

A program that helps school-age youth develop social and emotional learning skills that will improve their abilities to select, manage, and expand their opportunities to serve each other and their communities.

CREATE Arts Center

smARTkids

A program that will use visual art techniques and art therapy principles to foster increased learning abilities and success in a free after school arts-focused program for at-risk students at Takoma Park Elementary School. Students will benefit from increased confidence, social skills, and problem-solving abilities.

Crittenden Services of Greater Washington

PEARLS

PEARLS (Parenting, Education and Responsive Life Skills) is a bilingual and bicultural program at Blair High School to support young women who are pregnant or have young children with classes and mentors.

Crossroads Community Food Service

Young Women’s Cooking Club

A program that will train ten young women volunteers from the community in international food education. 

Docs in Progress

Support to increase interest and participation in the Community Stories Festival.

Friends of Takoma Recreation Center

Out of School Basketball Tournament

In partnership with Takoma Recreation, will offer supplemental financial support for this youth opportunity.

Gandhi Brigade

Documentary of Conviction Summer 

A program where Takoma Park youth produce two short videos on a group-chosen, socially-relevant subject. Students’ digital media and research skills will strengthen and demonstrate how youth voices matter.

Montgomery County Collaboration Council

ACE Academy Outreach

The African Arts, Culture and Education (ACE) Academy’s ability to participate in an annual Lights On Afterschool event in 2018 was threatened due to budget cuts. Support of the Academy will benefit students and families by bringing public awareness to the importance of making quality afterschool programs accessible to all children.  

Piney Branch Elementary PTA

Move More-Sit Less

Support for teacher training on the Move More-Sit Less program, as well as equipment for the program.

Piney Branch Elementary School

Home Visit Program

A program seeking to build a stronger relationship between Piney Branch staff members and the families of students they serve by making in-home visits with families—engaging in conversation to help establish strong connections between the home and school. 

Takoma Park Elementary School

Books and Breakfast

Provides opportunities for families to share positive learning experiences around books and reading. 

Village of Takoma Park

Aging Well Seminar Series

A program to facilitate culturally-sensitive outreach to underserved and minority communities.

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