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 North Island Credit Union Looking to Fund Innovative Classroom Projects

Credit Union Encourages San Diego County Teachers to Apply for a Class Project Grant

North Island Credit Union is inviting all San Diego County teachers who have an innovative class project idea to apply for a credit union grant through its bi‐annual Teacher Grant Program.

The North Island Credit Union grant program is available to full‐time teachers in San Diego County who are looking to fund a special learning opportunity, either in classroom or virtual, for their students. Ten North Island Credit Union grants of $500 each will be awarded to San Diego and Riverside County teachers in November in the fall program.

"We know educators in our communities are facing unprecedented challenges in engaging with their students this year – whether they are teaching virtually or if they ultimately return to a classroom setting. We hope these grants will help teachers inspire and connect with their students, which is so critical during this time," said President/CEO Steve O'Connell. "We encourage any teacher who has an exciting project idea to apply for one of our grants so we can help them bring it to life for their students."

The project should have clearly defined learning objectives tied to students' academic needs, display creativity, and benefit a significant number of students. Interested teachers can find more information and apply online at northisland.ccu.com/teachergrant. The application deadline is Oct. 2.

The credit union has awarded $115,000 in teacher grants to benefit students across Southern California since the creation of the program in 2012. The bi‐annual program offers up to 20 grants in the spring and fall to teachers across San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties. Past projects using grant funding have included robotics and STEAM programs, community garden and environmental science learning, arts programs, and many more.