Helping our teachers enrich their classroom curriculums

Links to Learning provides awards to New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender county elementary school educators to enhance curriculum and stimulate creative thought in a variety of settings. These awards will enable educators to enrich classroom and extracurricular activities and develop new approaches to learning.

2023-2024 Links to Learning Awards

Congratulations to the 2023-2024 Links to Learning award recipients.  94 educators in 25 schools in the three county area received over $84,000 in award money.  These awards will be used to improve student achievement and enhance curriculum and instruction.  We are privileged to live in an area with many outstanding educators who are willing to spend additional time and effort to enhance the educational opportunities of our children.

IMPORTANT – Links to Learning Award Recipients

2023-2024 Links to Learning award winners:  your projects must be completed by May 3, 2024.  Your Project Evaluation Form and Financial Report must be in the Assistance League Thrift Shop by 4:00pm on Friday, May 3, 2024.  Below please find the appropriate reporting forms.

Project Evaluation Form
Financial Report

Links to Learning Awards

Fiscal Year
 Award Amount
 $           5,755.00
 $           6,055.00
 $        15,482.95
 $        25,343.99
 $        28,258.48
 $        38,200.36
 $        39,218.35
 $        40,891.57
 $        24,497.03
 $        25,831.88
 $        61,438.15
 $        84,439.00


Total   $  395,411.76







“I have personally seen the Links to Learning program expand over the past six years.  It is really amazing what the nonprofit does not only for teachers, but, through the other programs, other people in need.  The program has been especially good to my school, since many teachers have benefitted from the grants.  It is really humbling to see the selflessness of the ALGW and the volunteers that make it up.  Thank you so much for supporting us and our students.”

Dr. Chris Wirszyla at Cape Fear Elementary School

Howe Pre-K

Tiny Dots

Ashley Hager and Principal Leigh Ann Lampley
from Gregory Elementary
receive their Links to Learning award from Suzann Ankrom.

Lincoln Elementary School

Battle of the Books

Assistance League Makes Awards to Educators Through Its Links to Learning Program

Seales/Snipes Academy of Arts and Design – The Dribbling All Stars Perform

Children get a close-up look at little creatures from the North Carolina Aquarium.

Students planted a beautiful garden for all to see on the school property.

Children with disabilities learn through special programs using an iPad

  “Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!! What a wonderful blessing to our team. Thank you for this amazing opportunity for our students and school.”

Cait Rosander, School Counselor

Applications are submitted to Assistance League of Greater Wilmington in October and projects are selected in November. To get more information on Links to Learning, contact us at:

Serving New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties since 2008