The Chandler Diversity Office and the Human Relations Commission provide mini-grants of up to $1,000 available to teachers, schools, non-profit organizations and community groups located Chandler or providing services to Chandler residents or students.
Funded proposals will foster diversity education for youth ages 5-18 and will promote the HRC’s mission: “To promote mutual respect and inclusion in Chandler. The Chandler Human Relations Commission works toward the elimination of prejudice and discrimination; and to promote amicable relations among all racial, cultural, religious, age, gender, disabled, socio-economic and national groups within the community.”
The grant application for FY2020-21 will open August 3 for as long as funds are available.
A. All proposals must address one or more of the following dimensions of diversity: age, socio-economic status, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
B. Applications must be typewritten. Pay particular attention to application deadlines, mini-grant applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
C. Only one application may be submitted per project.
D. Funds are made available on a per-year basis; continued funding of ongoing projects cannot be guaranteed.
E. First priority for funding will be given to diversity education projects or programs in K-12 schools. Other considerations may include (but are not limited to) creativity, scope of student participation and involvement, interagency collaboration, availability of multiple sources of funding, ability of project to be completed within the one-year timeline and demonstrated need for a particular program. Final funding decisions are at the sole discretion of the HRC Diversity Education Mini-Grant Committee.
F. Proposals will be reviewed and the HRC Diversity Mini-Grant Committee will choose awardees. Applications will be reviewed on the following:
- Addresses one or more of the following dimensions of diversity:
- socio-economic status
- national origin
- religion or
- sexual orientation.
- Goals and Objectives of the project reflect the mission statement of the HRC.
- Proposed budget is clear and reasonable for the project.
- Proposal is for a diversity education project or programs in or for K-12 schools.
The Multicultural Festival at CTA Humphery was born more than two years ago after educators wanted to help students celebrate their own diverse cultures and learn about new ones.
“We are a really unique campus with a diverse group of kids,” Myra Felix, a Special Education teacher at CTA Humphrey Campus said. “We took a look at our demographics survey and saw that our large community really was from everywhere, not only one or two different countries. This is a celebration of all of us — to increase awareness and appreciation of the different cultures, to continue establishing a feeling of inclusion for our students, to understand traditions of different communities and to promote respect.”
Felix said the celebration is a wonderful way to help students embrace differences in other students’ cultures and backgrounds and to help them feel excited to promote their own cultures.