2015 AASA/Sourcewell Mini-Grant Winners

 The 2015 winners by AASA regions are: 

 Region 1: 

 South Lane School District (Cottage Grove, Ore.);

 Superintendent: Krista Parent          

 Mountain View School District (Ontario, Calif.);  

 "The thoughtful donation will be designated to assist homeless students and their families with urgent needs."
- Superintendent: Lillian Maldonado French; Assistant Superintendent: Deo Persaud  
Read full letter from here [pdf] 

 West Ada School District (Meridian, Idaho);

 "Thank you for allowing us to receive the AASA/NJPA grant. The financial assistance ensured student stability and prevented homelessness"
- Superintendent: Linda Clark; Coordinator of Counseling Services, Homeless Liaison:
Jeanne Buschine 

Read full letter from here [pdf] 

 Region 2: 

 No applications received

 Region 3: 

 Long Prairie Grey Eagle Public Schools (Long Prairie, Minn.);

Superintendent: Jon Kringen

 Colon Community Schools (Colin, Mich.);

Superintendent: Vic Bugni

 Region 4

 Fort Wayne Community Schools (Ft. Wayne, Ind.);

Superintendent: Wendy Robinson

 Schiller Park School District (Schiller Park, Ill.);

 "The resources that you have made available for the students in our district have helped take care of unexpected needs of that some of our families in crisis are experiencing."
Director of Communications: Kathy Brant
Read full letter from here [pdf] 

 Region 5

 Lawrence County Schools (Moulton, Ala.);

 Superintendent: Heath Grimes

 Savanah-Chatham County Public Schools (Savannah, Ga.);

 Superintendent: Thomas B. Lockamy

 Hillsborough County Public Schools (Tampa, Fla.);

 Superintendent: MaryEllen Elia 

 Region 6

 Warren County School District (Russell, Pa.); 

 "Thanks to your support, many children in Warren, Pennsylvania are receiving the emergency food they need for basic nutrition."
- Executive Director, Second Harvest: Karen Seggi  
Read full letter from here [pdf] 

 Quakertown Community School District (Quakertown, Pa.);

Superintendent: William Harner

 Region 7

 Malverne UFSD (Malverne, N.Y.);

 Superintendent: James H. Hunderfund 

 Torrington Public Schools,  (Torrington, Ct.);

 "These much needed funds will help students in need receive supplies that will help them succeed in school. It is support like this that helps create healthy outcomes for our students."
- Superintendent: Cheryl F. Kloczko  
- Read full letter from the superintendent here [pdf] 

Winners were recognized at AASA’s National Conference on Education. This annual grant program is open to all AASA and Sourcewell (formerly NJPA) members.

 If you have any questions, please contact Tara Gao at tgao@aasa.org or call 703-875-0740