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 North Island Credit Union Offering Teacher Grants for Innovative Projects

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

teacher and students looking at a book. Application opens Sept. 1 Deadline to apply is Oct. 1North Island Credit Union encourages 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 and Riverside counties, or credit union members teaching in California, looking to fund special learning opportunities 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. Ten North Island Credit Union grants of $500 each will be awarded to area teachers in October in the fall program.

"Helping teachers provide an engaging, meaningful student experience is one way we're supporting education in our communities. We know the challenges our teachers and students have experienced over the last year, and hope this grant will help make a special project come to life," said North Island Credit Union President/CEO Steve O'Connell. "We
encourage any teacher who has a class project idea that needs a little extra funding to apply for one of our grants."

Interested teachers can find more information and apply online at northisland.ccu.com/teachergrant. The application deadline is Oct. 1.

Since the creation of the program in 2012, the credit union has awarded $135,000 in teacher grants to benefit students across Southern California. Last year's grant program funded a wide range of projects, including teaching the sociopolitical history of rock and roll, 3D printers to support science and history learning, recorded cultural history programs,
coding and computing curriculums, team art projects for at‐risk youth, and play‐based therapy to address student trauma, among others.