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NAESP Foundation & MetLife Foundation Announce 2012-2013 Sharing the Dream Grant Winners

The winners for the 2012-2013 Sharing the Dream grant, sponsored by MetLife Foundation, have been announced.

Congratulations to the 25 schools below that received funding this year to launch community and global engagement projects.

Interested in applying for 2013-2014? Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions to get started.

2012-2013 Winners:

Beardslee Elementary School
Duarte, CA

Cascade K-8 Community School
Shoreline, WA

Century Elementary
Grand Forks, North Dakota

Emily G. Wetherbee Elementary
Lawrence, MA

Harriet Gifford Elementary
Elgin, IL

Harrington School District
Harrington, VA

Harris Elementary School
Woonsocket, RI

Hinsdale  Elementary School
Hinsdale, NH

Holland Elementary
Fort Wayne, IN

John Codington Elementary
Wilmington, NC

J.S. Clarke Elementary
Shreveport, LA

Lake Region Middle School
Naples, ME

Laurel Ridge School
Fairfax, VA

Lyndale Community School
Minneapolis, MN

Monitor Elementary
Springdale, AR

Muller Elementary
Tampa, FL

North Elementary School
Morgantown, WV

Prairie Vale Elementary
Edmond, OK

Rees Elementary
Houston, TX

Southwest Academy Magnet School for Science and Engineering
Baltimore, MD

St. Albans Elementary School
St. Albans, VT

St. Stephen Elementary
St. Stephen, SC

Stetser Elementary School
Chester, PA

Union East Elementary
Cheektowaga, NY

Whitney M. Young Jr. Elementary
Louisville, KY


2012-2013 Sharing the Dream grant cycle now closed

The 2012-2013 Sharing the Dream grant cycle is now closed. Thank you and good luck to all the schools that submitted proposals this year.

Interested in applying for 2013-2014? Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions to get started.

2012-2013 Sharing the Dream Grant Proposals Now Being Accepted

2012-2013 Sharing the Dream Grant Proposals Are Now Being Accepted

Deadline: September 14, 2012

The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and MetLife Foundation announce that proposals are now being accepted for the 2012-2013 Sharing the Dream grant program.

For 2012-2013, NAESP Foundation and MetLife Foundation is awarding 25 elementary and middle school principals with $5,000 each to create globally oriented schools and international learning communities, and to engage children in transformative, multidisciplinary experiences and service learning projects that will help them succeed in the interconnected world of the 21st century.

The deadline for submitting proposals is September 14, 2012. Grants will be awarded late-October. For full details and an application package click here.

Introducing the Sharing the Dream blog!

Welcome to the National Association of Elementary School Principal’s Sharing the Dream grant program blog.

Sharing the Dream, funded with generous support from MetLife Foundation, encourages K-8 principals to create global classrooms where children can grow and learn together as world citizens.

On the blog we’ll post news and announcements about Sharing the Dream and what our grantees have accomplished. We’ll discuss ideas, tips and strategies, and exchange resources that can help educators deepen their students’ respect and understanding of different cultures and viewpoints.

We want this blog to be an online community, and encourage you to contribute to the discussion by sharing your comments, ideas, thoughts and challenges. Be sure to check in frequently, and sign up to be notified whenever a new post is published.

See our About Us page to learn about the history of the Sharing the Dream grant. To apply for a grant, click here.

Together we can share the dream of preparing students for the 21st century.

Margaret Evans

Sharing the Dream Project Manager

Do you have a question about the Sharing the Dream grant, or an idea for the blog? Contact me here.

Sharing the Dream

Grants for pre-K-8 school projects that create global classrooms where children—and families—can safely connect, exchange ideas and learn together.

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