$1.43 Million in Grants Awarded to Pittsburgh Organizations

Each organization received between $30,000 and $87,500 for an experimental project they wouldn’t be able to do otherwise.
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It’s nice to dream about what $80,000 could accomplish. That is exactly what 17 local non-profit organizations were asked to do: Imagine what they would do if they had research and development money for experimental ideas.

The Tomorrow Campaign run by the Remake Learning Network will provide a total of $1.43 million in grants to 17 organizations over the next year. The Grable Foundation funded the grants and Remake Learning chose the recipients.

Each organization received between $30,000 and $87,500 for an experimental project they wouldn’t be able to do otherwise.

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The Arts Education Collaborative based Downtown will use its $64,540 grant to do research on substitute teaching policies and educating artists. Remake Learning says it would like to enable artists to instruct arts lessons as substitute teachers. 

“This new initiative will address both the substitute teacher shortage and the inequitable access to learning opportunities with artists during the school day,” executive director Yael Silk said in a statement.

Another recipient, the Trying Together and Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative will use its $30,000 grant to promote the importance of recess during the school day.

“Through the Tomorrow grants, we will be able to work with community members that we may not have previously to learn about their early learning priorities for children so we may support them in mobilizing to take action,” says Cara Ciminillo, executive director of Trying Together.

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