COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 93

July 12, 2002

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Application Packet for Learn and Serve K-12 Competitive Grant Program

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce the availability of Learn and Serve K-12 grant funds to be awarded to school divisions for the development of new school-based, service-learning programs for the 2002-2003 school year. Currently, Virginia has 30 Learn and Serve projects that provide opportunities for students to apply classroom learning through service projects in a community.

 

The Corporation for National and Community Service provides funding for the Learn and Serve K-12 programs. Programs selected for funding will be awarded up to $25,000 and are required to match the grant with the same amount of local or state funds.

 

Many provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 either encourage or allow service-learning to be implemented as a strategy for helping young people, as specified in Titles I, III, IV, V, and VII. See http://www.servicelearning.org/library/online_documents/pdfs/nochild.pdf.

 

Applications for Learn and Serve are due in the Office of Adult Education and Literacy no later than August 19, 2002, by 4:30 p.m. Learn and Serve is a competitive grant program, and the application is attached.

 

 

 

Applications should be mailed to:

 

Dr. Yvonne V. Thayer, Director

Office of Adult Education and Literacy

Virginia Department of Education

P. O. Box 2120

Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120

 

or

 

Applications may be hand delivered to:

 

Office of Adult Education and Literacy

Virginia Department of Education

101 N. 14th Street

James Monroe Building, 21st Floor

Richmond, Virginia 23219

 

If you have questions or need additional program information, please contact Ms. Jennifer Stuart (mailto:jstuart@mail.vak12ed.edu), instructional specialist, at 804-786-7644. Fiscal questions should be directed to Ms. Becky Marable (mailto:rmarable@pen.k12.va.us), grants manager, at 804-225-2850.

 

 

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