Educator Grants Action Models

Interested in replicating a Teaching Tolerance Educator Grant project in your classroom, school or district? Explore this list of past projects, and pick one that’s right for your students and your context.

These innovative TT grants projects have been condensed into a few simple steps. Once you select an anti-bias activity, use the “how-to” steps to put a similar project into action.

Apply for your own TT Grant to help fund a project that promotes anti-bias learning and positive social change.

Questions? Looking to contact a project grantee directly? Contact our grants coordinator.

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Introducing the Educator Grants Action Model Directory

TT Educator Grants fund projects that encourage educators to implement anti-bias education in their schools and classrooms. Learn how you can browse the new and expanding Grants Action Model directory to replicate these projects in your own school community.

Topic: Race & Ethnicity, Class, Bullying & Bias, Rights & Activism
Social Justice Domain:

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“What’s in a Name?”

In this elementary, school-level grant, students learn about each others’ names and their meanings, and they brainstorm strategies for respectfully approaching unfamiliar names.

Topic: Race & Ethnicity, Bullying & Bias
Social Justice Domain: Identity, Diversity

Young student holding sign that says "People say I do not belong I say no."

Understanding Implicit Bias Through Photography

In this middle and high school-level grant, students use photography to understand implicit bias and consider how they see themselves and others.

Topic: Bullying & Bias, Rights & Activism
Social Justice Domain: Identity, Diversity

Several older students in discussion with each other, gathered around two tables with open books on them.

Land of Freedom: Civil Rights Movement in East Alabama

In this high-school, classroom-level grant, students researched the history of the fight for civil rights in their region and shared their findings with their community.

Topic: Race & Ethnicity, Rights & Activism
Social Justice Domain: Justice, Action

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Empowering Teachers to Become Activists

After noticing tension within their school community, teachers, students and staff planned a one-day workshop for local educators called “Understanding the Muslim American Experience: Leadership Training.”

Topic: Race & Ethnicity, Bullying & Bias, Rights & Activism
Social Justice Domain: Identity, Diversity, Justice, Action

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Latinx Leaders Tomorrow

To empower Latinx middle schoolers, eighth-grade teachers encouraged students to envision themselves as leaders by interviewing Latinx leaders in their community about how they overcame obstacles and successfully navigated the path to adulthood.

Topic: Race & Ethnicity, Rights & Activism
Social Justice Domain: Identity, Diversity

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Spotlight on “Bridges Not Walls”

TT Educator Grants support social justice work at the classroom, school and district levels. Grants Manager Jey Ehrenhalt spoke with Emily Conner about her students’ pop-up exhibit of Latinx immigration history and policy in Portland, Oregon.

Topic: Race & Ethnicity, Immigration
Social Justice Domain: Justice

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“I See New York City as a Classroom”

TT Educator Grants support social justice work at the classroom, school and district levels. School Programs Coordinator Jey Ehrenhalt spoke with Abby MacPhail about her project training students to become photojournalists of housing injustice in New York City.

Topic: Race & Ethnicity, Class, Rights & Activism
Social Justice Domain: Justice, Action

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Spotlight on Latinx Leaders Tomorrow

TT Educator Grants support social justice work in the classroom, as well as at the school and district levels. Latinx middle schoolers in California interviewed community leaders who reflected about the challenging and rewarding path to a thriving adulthood.

Topic: Race & Ethnicity, Rights & Activism
Social Justice Domain: Identity

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Voting and Democracy Grants in Action: Connecting to Our Past and Creating Our Present

TT Voting and Democracy Grants fund projects that encourage students to become empowered advocates for voting in their communities. Grantee Alexandra Melnick explains the project she’ll be implementing in her 12th-grade classroom this fall.

Topic: Race & Ethnicity, Rights & Activism
Social Justice Domain: Action