The Links to Learning program was started by Assistance League of Capistrano Valley in 2000. Since inception, our chapter has provided 1000s of grants to middle schools educators within the Capistrano Unified School District for district approved but non-funded learning enrichment programs. Annually, this programs provides $30K in grants.
Applications, which outline individual projects and their respective budgets, are solicited from classroom teachers, school counselors and media specialists. Our chapter members act as liaisons to each of the middle schools in the Capistrano Unified School District and keep the schools informed about the Links to Learning program.
In order to be considered for grant money, the program/project request must:
- Directly benefit and involve students
- Support and enhance school curriculum
- Help prepare students for the their futures
- Promote STEM and STEAM curriculum
Its purpose is to provide grants to qualified school personnel to enrich classroom instruction for middle school students. The total amount awarded varies each year, but grants are given in amounts from $50 to $500. Only one application is accepted per person. Applicants may team together for a grant exceeding $500, but each applicant must submit a grant.