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Innovative Education Fund Grant Winners

2023 Winners

  • Charles R. Drew Charter School of Atlanta Public Schools, $25,000, Prototype Grant, For Drew Charter School to pilot a summer literacy program for its rising third grade students and to provide high-quality professional development to its teachers.

  • Central Savannah River Area Regional Educational Service Agency, $20,000, Expansion Grant, To train community members on how to identify and address language deficits in children, setting them up for long-term success.

  • Georgia College & State University in partnership with Bulloch County Schools and Newton County Schools, $25,000, Prototype Grant, To provide undergraduate research experiences to high school students and professional development to teachers in STEM education at Statesboro STEAM Charter School and Newton College and Career Academy.

  • Gwinnett InterVention Education (GIVE) Center West of Gwinnett County Public Schools, $25,000, Prototype Grant, To provide resiliency training to its students and parenting classes to the families it serves.

  • Hope Givers in partnership with Troup County Schools, $20,000, Expansion Grant, To provide Troup County students with in-person performances that aim to raise awareness of and provide coping strategies for mental health challenges.

  • Jasper County Primary School of Jasper County Charter System, $25,000, Prototype Grant, For Jasper County Primary School to expand its STEAM education and increase awareness about local agriculture-related careers. It’s CTAE (Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education) for elementary school kids!

  • Marietta High School of Marietta City Schools, $25,000, Prototype Grant, To provide Marietta High School engineering students with the opportunity to continue building a STEAM lab for all Marietta City Schools’ students.

  • Newton County Schools, $20,000, Expansion Grant, To continue its 2022 grant and implement another girls coding conference, as well as offer a summer STEM enrichment opportunity.

  • Oglethorpe County High School of Oglethorpe County Schools, $25,000, Prototype Grant, For Oglethorpe High School to implement a Game Design Pathway to expand its popular Computer Science program.

  • Otwell Middle School of Forsyth County Schools, $4,101, Mini Grant, For Otwell Middle School to redesign its media center into an Innovation Lab, where students will have the opportunity to create podcasts and other audio-visual projects.

  • Satilla Marsh Elementary School of Glynn County Schools, $4,947, Mini Grant, For Satilla Marsh Elementary School to create a journalism media program called “The Chirp,” which will serve as a creative outlet for all students.

  • Tattnall County High School of Tattnall County Schools, $3,675, Mini Grant, To give students at Tattnall County High School a crash course in financial literacy.

  • The Literacy Lab in partnership Atlanta Public Schools, $20,000, Expansion Grant, To implement the Leading Men Fellowship Program, which will allow men to serve as literacy mentors and tutors to elementary schools throughout Atlanta Public Schools.

  • University of North Georgia Research Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Hall County Schools and Gainesville City Schools, $20,000, Expansion Grant, To combat the teacher shortage by expanding its teacher pathway program to more teacher candidates and placing them in schools throughout Hall County and Gainesville City Schools.

  • YMCA of Coastal Georgia in partnership with Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, $25,000, Prototype Grant, To give students at five Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools the opportunity to improve their math skills through piano lessons. The schools include, AB Williams Elementary, Otis J. Brock Elementary, DeRenne Middle, Mercer Middle, and West Chatham Middle.

2022 Winners

  • Calhoun City Schools, $20,000, Prototype Grant, To provide students on the aspiring teacher pathway at the Calhoun College & Career Academy at Calhoun High School with hands-on training with pre-school and kindergarten students. 

  • Georgia Gwinnett College in partnership with Alford Elementart School of Gwinnett County Public Schools, Prototype Grant, To provide additional math instruction support to students at Alford Elementary by placing teacher candidates specializing in math education at Georgia Gwinnett College the opportunity in the classroom.

  • Hand, Heart & Soul Project in partnership with 7 Pillars Career Academy of Clayton County Public Schools, $20,000, Prototype Grant, To implement a food and wellness-based curriculum for middle school students as a way to address food insecurity in schools located in food deserts.

  • Leap Year in partnership with Atlanta Public Schools, $20,000, Prototype Grant, For first-generation high school graduates to serve one year as reading coaches for at-risk second graders in three elementary schools in the Atlanta Public Schools District while preparing themselves for success in college and a career.

  • Newton County Schools, $5,000, Mini Grant, To host a full-day coding conference to expose girls to careers in computer science and technology.

  • West Central Elementary School of Rome City Schools, $5,000, Mini Grant, To create a video recording zone at West Central Elementary where students will plan, film, edit and produce bilingual videos to keep fellow students, families and community members up-to-date on current school events, successes, and engagement opportunities.


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“Thank you so much for the grant that helped our program to be successful...We greatly look forward to next year and how we can expand our program to reach even more students. Again, thank you for your generous support.”  --Chandra Steele, Pike County Schools