|The Pelican Foundation for Creative Education is offering grants
of up to $500 to Middle and High School teachers. We fund special
projects and lessons that enhance the curriculum and engage
students interest in all subject areas. Our foundation funds
projects that lend an experiential component that takes the
subject beyond the textbook.
Art teachers who need materials are encouraged to apply.
Teachers of literature might consider books or magazine
subscriptions for their classes. Teachers who collaborate
between disciplines are encouraged to apply. We also fund
school trips. To get an idea of the types of projects we are most
likely to fund, please check our website, TPFFCE.COM for details.
The Pelican Foundation for Creative Education was formed to honor the memory and work
of Fred Rubino, former principal of IS 318, then District 14 Superintendent.
Fred had a wonderful way of encouraging his teachers to use the arts to enrich the standard
curriculum. He went out of his way to make sure the students in his school had a wide array
of interesting activities to keep them motivated. Our mission is to continue his work by
offering grants to New York City teachers to facilitate the creation of innovative lessons.