Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants

Source: Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Description:  Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983) was a pioneer in American children’s literature. He based the lives of his multiracial characters on his childhood but added loving parents, friends and pets. He wanted no child to be an outsider. “If we could see each other exactly as the other is,” he wrote,…
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Philadelphia’s Guide: African American State Historical Markers

Source: The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection Description: A project of The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection and The William Penn Foundation, this book was published in 1992 and lists all of the African American historical markers in Philadelphia. The book contains information about the people, places, and events commemorated at at site, and includes maps…
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Decolonizing Thanksgiving: A Toolkit for Combatting Racism in Schools

Source: Medium: Age of Awareness Description:  Stereotypical and racist portrayals of Native peoples fill U.S. elementary schools each November as students encounter historically-inaccurate portrayals of Native peoples in arts & crafts, books and lessons about a shared Thanksgiving meal, and songs and plays with hand-crafted headdresses and vests. But these activities are problematic, because they depict…
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Green Schools Program

Source: RecycleBank Description:  Recyclebank partners with cities and brands to reward residents for helping to make their communities cleaner, greener places. During the school year, students will propose a green project designed to improve their school or community.After we’ve selected the Top 50 plans, members can donate their points to help make their dreams a reality.…
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“The Liberation of Jane Johnson”

Source: The Library Company Description: The Library Company of Philadelphia is an independent research library concentrating on American society and culture from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Free and open to the public, the Library Company houses an extensive non-circulating collection of rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, ephemera, prints, photographs, and works of art. Our mission…
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MightyFest writing activities

Source: GPA Description: At Mighty Writers, we teach kids to write.We do this through four-day-a-week writing academies at our six neighborhood locations in Philadelphia, and at our site in Camden, New Jersey. Over the course of a year—even in summers!—we take students through every genre of writing, but always with the same goal: to get kids…
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Independence Seaport Museum

Source: Independence Seaport Museum Description: The Independence Seaport Museum was founded in 1961 and is located in Penn’s Landing complex along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The collections at the Independence Seaport Museum document maritime history and culture along the Delaware River. Independence Seaport Museum deepens the understanding, appreciation, and experience of the Philadelphia region’s waterways. We…
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Fairmount Park Waterworks

Source: Fairmount Park Waterworks Description: The Fairmount Water Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was Philadelphia’s second municipal waterworks. Designed in 1812 by Frederick Graff and built between 1812 and 1872, it operated until 1909, winning praise for its design and becoming a popular tourist attraction. The mission of the Fairmount Water Works(FWW) is to foster stewardship of our shared water resources by encouraging…
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CAPA- The Global Educational Network

Source: CAPA- The Global Educational Network Description:  Our focus on global cities creates a world of possibilities. You’ll live and learn surrounded by new ideas and innovation. We offer exceptional and exciting opportunities for academic study and personal and professional growth. When studying abroad with CAPA you’ll participate in our innovative Globally Networked Learning model which…
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Keepers Of The Culture, INC.

Source: Keepers Of The Culture, INC. Description: KOTC is a non-profit, educational, cultural art organization which seeks to  perpetuate the African and African-American oral tradition. We recognize  that traditional African storytellers – griot’s – were the true “Keepers  Of The Culture.” Website: https://kotcinc.org
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