P-4777

Community Schools Literacy

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Boise

Total Budget: $1,675

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: Boise Centennial Rotary would like to request a grant from District 5400 District Block Grant to enhance basic education and literacy in the Boise Community Schools.


Boise Centennial Rotary would like to request a grant of $1381 from District 5400 District Block Grant to enhance basic education and literacy in the Boise Community Schools.

Community Schools, along with the active participation of local businesses, individuals, and organizations, are a proven strategy for effectively addressing our students' most pressing needs.

Public schools in Boise, like many in urban communities across the country, face a myriad of challenges. Poverty, domestic instability and fraying social safety nets are only a handful of some of the barriers our schools, teachers, students, and families must attempt to overcome every day.

The demographics of the Boise School District today, radically different than less than 20 years ago, may shock you:

• 49% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch

• 600 - 800 children are homeless or unaccompanied (no parent or guardian)

• 1,175 are refugee students

• 85 languages are spoken in our schools

The need is clear. With this grant, Boise Centennial Rotary Club will partner with the Community Schools to secure needed materials to support education, literacy, and overall improved student learning.

Our goals are:

1) to provide teachers and their classrooms with reading materials to improve educational outcomes.

2) to spread awareness of Rotary's mission by placing a Rotary sticker in the reading materials.

3) to engage at least half of our Club in volunteer opportunities around this project including delivering materials, putting stickers in books, and presenting to children in the classroom.

Project Contact Person

District: 5400

Rotary Club of: Boise Centennial

Primary Contact: Whitney Morgan

Email: whitneymorganid@gmail.com

Project Status

Paid
This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Boise Centennial (5400)

31-May-23

$294

$1,381

$1,675

Total

$294

$1,381

$1,675

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History Log Entries

31-May-23

by Marianne Barker

Why not in your first sentence, substitute "reading materials" for the words "enhance basic education and literacy" We like to see exactly what you're planning to do and it is so helpful to have that at the beginning of your application, rather than the end. We don't even need the statistics. We believe that a need exists. Simple applications are the best: what you're going to provide, to whom, with what partners (if any) and how Rotarians will participate. Consider changing up your application a bit to make it easier on our end, then send for signatures by clicking "start club signature process" on the administration side of the description tab. Thanks for your participation in Rotary Foundation district grants!

31-May-23

by Shanna Endow

System Entry: Creation of project page.

1-Jun-23

by Marianne Barker

Your application must be signed by the primary contact person and the incoming club president by 11:59 p.m. tonight for your project to be included in the district's block grant application. "Start club signature process" on the administration side of the description tab.

1-Jun-23

by Shanna Endow

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

1-Jun-23

by Shanna Endow

System Entry: Project signed by Shanna Endow.

1-Jun-23

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Whitney Morgan.

25-Jun-23

by Marianne Barker

Your 2023-24 district grant project will be included in D5400's block grant application to The Rotary Foundation in July. Do not place orders or spend money on the project until you hear from the district that TRF has approved our block grant, as you cannot be reimbursed for expenses incurred prior to TRF approval. Call Marianne Barker at 208 308-5617 if you have any questions. Thank you!

13-Jul-23

by Marianne Barker

The Rotary Foundation approved the District 5400 block grant on July 11, 2023. We’ll send your grant award as soon as the block grant is funded by TRF. You can safely incur costs now. If you have questions or need help, please contact Marianne at (208) 308-5617

7-Aug-23

by Marianne Barker

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

8-Aug-23

by Marianne Barker

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

6-Sep-23

by Marianne Barker

We mailed your grant check on August 11th, but it has not cleared our bank. Did you receive it? Please call me if you didn't get your check. 208 308-5617. marianne

25-Sep-23

by Marianne Barker

Your check for $1,381 was mailed to on 8/11/23, sent from DL Evans Bank. It has not cleared our account. I believe you received it. Please deposit the check so the district can complete its reporting to TRF. Thank you for participating in Rotary Foundation district grants!

31-Mar-24

by Marianne Barker

A grant report is due no later than May 15th, 2024. Failure to report by the deadline may impact your club's ability to receive a grant in 2024-25 Rotary year. For final report, download the report form from the administration side of the description tab. Fill it out, being sure that the expenses listed in the report match your receipts and any other documentation of expenses you provide. Upload pdf copies of your report and the receipts to the documents tab of your grant. Then click "reported", a button on the administration side of the description tab. If the project is not done, file a progress report - a history log telling us when you started the project, what % complete you are & when you plan to finish it out. Call Marianne 208 308-5617 if you have questions about reporting.

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