TT Grants In Action

Grantee Spotlights

These projects each represent a robust commitment to anti-bias learning and positive social change. With creativity and precision, these educators amplified students’ voices, helped them critically examine injustice and led them to take meaningful action in their own communities.

To learn more about a project or find inspiration for your own grant idea, click on a link below.

 

“I See New York City as a Classroom”

Two students holding copies of the book 'Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.'

School Programs Coordinator Jey Ehrenhalt spoke with Abby MacPhail about her project training students to become photojournalists of housing injustice in New York City.

Spotlight on Latinx Leaders Tomorrow

Grantee spotlight on Santa Rosa

Latinx middle schoolers in California interviewed community leaders who reflected about the challenging and rewarding path to a thriving adulthood.

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

Fannie Lou Hamer at a demonstration.

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.

TT Voting and Democracy Grants Roundup: High School

Person with a "I Voted" sticker on their thumb

TT Voting and Democracy Grants fund projects that encourage students to become empowered advocates for voting in their communities. Here are a few of our favorite projects happening this fall in high schools across the country.

TT Voting and Democracy Grants Roundup: Elementary and Middle School

Young kids holding Vote buttons

TT Voting and Democracy Grants fund projects that encourage students to become empowered advocates for voting in their communities. Here are a few of our favorites.

TT Voting and Democracy Grants in Action: Latinx Advocates

"Grantee Spotlight" over image of Alexandria, Virginia

TT Voting and Democracy Grants fund projects that encourage students to become empowered advocates for voting in their communities. Grants and School Programs Manager Jey Ehrenhalt spoke with grantee Sarah Emmett about the work her students will be doing this fall.

Diverse Perspectives

Students with interview equipment in classroom | TT Grants in Action: Diverse Perspectives

Read about how one teacher used a TT grant to fund an oral storytelling project to promote positive identity and diverse cultural perspectives.

Culturally Inclusive Cooking Club

bowls of spices

Creating a cohesive community from disparate parent groups around a great unifier: food.

 

Path to Peace

Children's hands joined together

Read about how one middle school teacher used a TT grant to fund a class project centered around peace, justice and action.

"Whose Renaissance Is It?"

Students painting wall | TT Grants Spotlight

Grants Manager Jey Ehrenhalt spoke with Chris Dolgos about his project investigating the equity of urban renewal.

 

Love Your Magic Conference

Love Your Magic Conference | Teaching Tolerance Grantee Project

In May 2018, the Love Your Magic Conference in Boston empowered black and brown girls to practice self-love, self-advocacy and sisterhood. 

"We Have to Start Having These Conversations"

Students in class | Teaching Tolerance

TT grantee Jenny Finn created a project that allows students in her rural Appalachian community to explore racism and white privilege close to home.

"What Is Being Normalized?"

shelves of library books

In a twist on the typical classroom book club, TT grantee Chris Hass sent books home with his students so families could become part of their social justice education.

Courageous, Eccentric, Diverse

'Courageous, Eccentric, Diverse' | TT Grants Spotlight

In this interview, grantee Amy Dickerson discusses her project working with students in New Orleans to consider possible replacements for Confederate statues.

 

 

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

Illustration by Jonathan Reinfurt