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Grants Enhance School Life, Learning

Photo courtesy Mamaroneck Schools Foundation
Photo courtesy Mamaroneck Schools Foundation
What do 3-D printers, ukeles, big books and the number pi have in common?

They're all the subject of special projects being funded this year by the Mamaroneck Schools Foundation. 

In all, 22 grants totaling $199,091, have been funded for the 2014-15 school year.

Most are for students. 

Others will benefit the community as well—for example, the grant to help underwrite replacement of the deteriorating equipment at the large Murray Avenue School playground.  

And there's STEM-tastic Saturday (May 3, 2014), sponsored by the STEM Alliance of Larchmont-Mamaroneck, all about exhibits, workshops and science, technology, engineering and math. Plus—and this is one of the specific items the MSF is underwriting for this event—a set of Keva Planks for spontaneous group architecture. (Those will become property of the district.)

See the whole list of grants here. 

Founded in 1996, the Mamaroneck Schools Foundation has awarded more than 360 grants totaling more than $3.1 million. The foundation looks for for innovative, teacher-initiated projects that fall beyond the scope of the district budget.


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