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Newhall School District Science Coach Rebecca Colling (pictured) is one of 10 Los Angeles County teachers who will split a $10,000 Fall 2019 Teacher Grant from California Credit Union.

The grants are designed to assist educators in funding innovative learning opportunities for their students by directly supporting classroom projects, according to the credit union.

At the district’s next governing board meeting on Tuesday, November 19, Colling will be recognized for receiving the grant.

The 2019 CCU Teacher Grant recipients also include:

Maricris Aquina
Andres Duarte Elementary School
Duarte

Jennifer Jara
Price Elementary School
Downey

Natalie Kacou
Lewis Elementary School
Downey

Dana Ladefoged
Grant Elementary School
Los Angeles

Jessica Marasco
Charter Oak High School
Covina

Kris Martino
Valmonte Preschool
Palos Verdes Estates

Melina Melgoza
Roybal Learning Center
Los Angeles

Evelyn Soo
Westminster Avenue Elementary School
Venice

Omar Uribe
Panorama Sports Medicine Magnet High School
Panorama City

“California Credit Union was founded to support the education community, and our grant program is one way we’re working to help teachers bring exciting programs into their classrooms,” said CEO Steve O’Connell. “All of these projects are truly inspiring, and we congratulate each of these educators as they work to spark a new passion for learning in their students and make a difference in our shared communities.”

The CCU grants will help fund a wide variety of programs illustrating the creativity and commitment teachers bring to their classrooms and communities.

Projects receiving grants include developing water filtration and testing systems, community sustainability programs, school-based gardens and green spaces, communication technologies and peer-based socialization for special education students, and robotics programs, among many others.

Since the creation of the program in 2012, CCU has awarded $105,000 in teacher grants to benefit students throughout Los Angeles and San Diego. Up to 20 grants are awarded bi-annually in the spring and fall.

Any full-time classroom teacher in Los Angeles and San Diego County can apply for a grant for a program that has clearly defined learning objectives tied to students’ academic needs, displays creativity in education, and targets a significant number of students.

More information is available at ccu.com.

About California Credit Union
CCU is a federally insured, state-chartered credit union founded in 1933 that serves public or private school employees, community members and businesses across California. With more than 165,000 members and assets of $3 billion, CCU has 24 branches throughout Los Angeles and San Diego counties. CCU operates in San Diego County as North Island Credit Union, a division of California Credit Union. CCCU offers a full suite of consumer, business and investment products and services, including comprehensive consumer checking and loan options, personalized financial planning, business banking, and leading-edge online and mobile banking. Visit ccu.com for more information, or follow the credit union on Instagram or Facebook @CaliforniaCreditUnion.

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