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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1/16/09
EJK FOUNDATION PROUD TO INVITE PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND PUBLIC SCHOOL LIBRARIANS AND TEACHERS TO APPLY FOR A 2009 MINIGRANT
We, at the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, are grateful to be able to continue our Minigrant Program through this turbulent economy. “A Minigrant is even more important now than it has ever been,” commented Executive Director, Deborah Pope. Dr. Pope went on to observe, “Those who remember living through the Great Depression know that education was the lifeline that provided hope for a better life in the future. In a sense, nothing has changed. Today, education is just as important a foundation for a better life as it was in the 1930’s. With our Minigrant Program, we hope to support the teachers and librarians who provide that education and hope to children everyday.”
This will be the twenty-second annual call for grant proposals by the EJK Foundation, founded by Ezra Jack Keats, the renowned author and illustrator of such well-known books as The Snowy Day and Whistle for Willie. The EJK Foundation has awarded over half a million dollars in grants to public schools and libraries in all 50 states and the US Commonwealth, since the Minigrant Program was started in 1987.
The deadline for submission of proposals for the $500 Minigrant award is September 15, 2009. Proposals are read directly after the September deadline and announcements will be mailed out in early November. Applications are only available online at the Foundation’s website: [www.Ezra-Jack-Keats.org/ programs/ minigrantapp.pdf].
Dr. Pope invites educators to explore the EJK website after printing out their minigrant application. “There is a great deal of information about Ezra on our site. Equally interesting is the background information on the role his books have played in the classroom and in the growing importance of quality picture books for children around the world. We look forward to hearing from you!” added Dr. Pope.
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