Teachers are most often a young person’s closest source of opportunity and essential to the success of every child. The Teacher Impact Award grant was created by the Foundation for Tacoma Students in 2015 to support the creative ways teachers boost student achievement every day. Thanks to your support during the 2019 Cradle to Career Luncheon,  we raised nearly $20,000 for the Teacher Impact Awards! These awards offer teachers extra support to provide learning opportunities and supplies that amplify student progress.

Teacher Impact Awards can be used by teachers in almost any way to advance progress on one or more of the Graduate Tacoma Student or Community Indicators. By connecting additional resources to students and teachers, the Graduate Tacoma movement lifts up the daily classroom experience to inspire and recognize the potential of every student.

In the past, TPS teachers have used funds to implement new curricula and software, grow gardens, fund field trips, support students experiencing homelessness, boost student attendance, help with access to suicide prevention and social-emotional support, and much more.

It’s not too late to add a contribution. Give today by texting “TeacherImpact” to 443-21.