Improving Math and Science Outcomes through STEM Education

STEM Greenhouse received a $90,000 grant distributed over three years to continue afterschool STEM programming. The academic enrichment program provides STEM exposure as well as mentoring, and motivation to middle schoolers attending Grand Rapids Public Schools through twice weekly 90-minute gatherings. Utilizing hands-on activities aligned with Next generation Science Standards, students increase their confidence and…

IFF Early Learning Center

IFF Early Learning Center Coming to Grand Rapids

In October, IFF, a mission-driven lender, developer, and real estate consultant, received $125,000 to support the creation of a high-quality early learning center on the southeast side of Grand Rapids. The center will provide approximately 110 children with full-day, yearlong learning in collaboration with the Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC). The center will be built…

Play-ing with a Purpose at Brookhill Elementary

In October, Brookhill Elementary School in Athens, AL received $10,000 to support its afterschool theater arts program, Play-ing With a Purpose, in collaboration with the Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater and Academy (FPCTA). Through the program Eighty students will receive weekly hour-long afterschool theater enrichment to explore engaging, developmentally appropriate elements of the theater with an…