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District 113 Foundation Awards $25K in 2012 Grants

Twelve education programs get funding thanks to District 113 Foundation.

Twelve education programs at Deerfield and Highland Park high schools just got some much needed funding thanks to the District 113 Foundation.

The Foundation announced it has awarded $25,000 in grants to school groups and projects this year.

The funding will help support and enrich programs including the Beyond Deerfield Global Challenges Summit at DHS, a one-day immersion in issues beyond lives in Deerfield.  At HPHS, the Foundation will help fund the Young Journalists at Work
Project
, supporting the cost of a sophomore reading and English project, among others.

Since its formation in 2006 by a group of community volunteers, the District 113 Foundation has pledged “to support, enhance and enrich the education programs at Deerfield and Highland Park High Schools by promoting innovative educational opportunities and increasing community involvement in order to foster pride and ownership.”

Each year, the Foundation raises funds through various events and programs, and awards grants to the school system.  “Thanks to the generosity of the community,
alumni, and corporate contributors, the Foundation is able to help fund innovative and unique programs at Deerfield and Highland Park High Schools,” said Dean Weinberg, President of the District 113 Foundation Board.  “Our volunteer board continues to seek out opportunities to help improve the education of our students.”

For a complete list of grants awarded in 2012, head to the foundation’s website at district113foundation.org.

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