Rural Trust Announces the 2014 Rural Leonore Annenberg School Fund Grantees

Last Updated: April 09, 2014

The Rural Trust, in partnership with the School Fund, makes the award to rural elementary schools that are doing excellent work and experiencing high need. "We are pleased that we were able to direct this award to Greenville and Stewart Street elementary schools," says Doris Terry Williams, Ed.D., Executive Director of the Rural Trust. "Both schools have demonstrated their capacity to make inspired and wise use of very limited resources. The funds from these grants will enable the schools to continue their good work and serve their students with programs that would not otherwise be available."

The School Fund is one of three programs -- the Leonore Annenberg Scholarship, Fellowship and School Funds -- administered by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. The resources must be of immediate and direct value to, and use by, students.

Greenville Elementary will use the funds to integrate music and visual arts in the curriculum. Stewart Street Elementary will use their grant to purchase library books and upgrade the school's media center.

Both schools will also participate in a place-based learning workshop provided by the Rural School and Community Trust. The workshop will support school staff to integrate their School Fund projects with ongoing efforts to identify community-based learning resources and connect students' academic work to meaningful outcomes in the community.