The Ventura Education Partnership has awarded 81 VEPGrants to teachers and staff for their development of creative educational projects that stimulate learning by students. Over $74,000.00 was awarded. Each year, teachers and staff from VUSD schools and district programs submit short grant proposals which are reviewed and evaluated by a diverse group of readers from VEP and the community.
Grants up to $1000 each are awarded for innovative projects and activities that supplement core curricula in pre-school through high school. Many community businesses and organizations support this program through funding for VEPGrants. Some of these include MJP Technologies Inc., Community Memorial Health System, Aera Energy, Mountains to Beach Marathon, Fred Evans, ReMax. and the City of Ventura.
Madhu Bajaj, president of the Ventura Education Partnership had this to say about the VEPGrant program. “It is amazing how a relatively small amount of money can empower an educator, transform a classroom and deepen students’ educational experiences. We are grateful for all our generous partners who give time and money to support innovative grants for Ventura Unified.”