The Links to Learning program was started by Assistance League of Capistrano Valley in 2000. Since its beginning, our chapter has provided individual grants to middle schools within the Capistrano Unified School District for district approved but non-funded learning enrichment programs.
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.