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JLKD Offers Grant for Innovative Teaching

In their continued work to promote literacy and education, Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. (JLKD) announced today it will be awarding an Innovative Teaching Grant. Applications are available at and will be accepted through March 2, 2012. One grant of $500 will be awarded to the most deserving applicant who shows an outstanding commitment to education.

JLKD trains female volunteers to improve the lives of children at risk in the community by promoting literacy, developing self-esteem, and providing positive programming.

To qualify, applicants must be a K-12 teacher or teaching team for a public or private school in Kane, DuPage, Kendall or Will Counties. In addition to completing the application form, interested candidates must prepare an essay describing their innovative project idea, their approach and method, the goals and objectives of the project, and how the grant funds would be utilized. All items purchased with the grant remain the property of the school district and the school in which the applicant is teaching at the time they receive the grant.

“This grant is another way our organization can support the dedicated individuals who make a difference in our community. By providing this added funding, we hope to provide further inspiration to our children to continue their education and literacy accomplishments,” said JLKD President Christina Brady.
For more information about JLKD and our grant program, visit

JLKD is an organization of over 175 women from throughout DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will Counties which focuses on improving the quality of life for children at risk in the community by providing critical resources and programs through our trained volunteers. For more information, visit, like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at

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