The Ypsilanti Community Schools Foundation works to fulfill its mission of advancing the promise of success for all students through the generation and distribution of resources to be used to enrich teaching, inspire learning, promote excellence in education, and reward dedication to these tenets through grants and scholarships. The mini-grants serve to recognize faculty for exemplary and innovative teaching.

You can help us continue this mission by donating funds to the mini-grant program. Donations via check can be sent to the YCSF at:
Ypsilanti Community Schools Foundation
2095 Packard Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

2015-2016 RECIPIENTS:

Mary Dunn, Elementary-"Primary Learning Clothes Closet"

Angela Enck, New Tech-"New Tech Community Garden"

Claire Miller, WIMA-"Musical Winds from North Africa to Andalucia"

Rhoshawda Miller, Perry ELC-"Increasing Vocabulary Through Project-Based Learning" 

Gertjan Vriend and Joslyn Hunscher-Young, WIMA-"The United States and the Arab World: An Integration of Diverse Cultures" 

2014-2015 RECIPIENTS:

Kier Ingraham, YCMS-"Grow Your Brain Campaign Eliminating the Math Deficit"

Brian Skogheim, YCHS-STEMM-"Balsa Wood Gliders & Launcher"

Katherine Fisk, New Tech-"Empty Bowls Project"

Mary Ann Chozeyk, Perry ELC-"Primary Learning Clothes Closet"

Rhoshawda Miller, Perry ELC-"Preparing Students for Science Success"

Chip Bennett, Perry ELC-"Striving for Scientific Success"

Katherine Dudzik, Perry ELC-"Multicultural Music in Early Childhood to Support Math and Literacy Learning"

Melanie Love, Perry ELC- "Play, Learn, Grow"

Paula Riccobono, Adams & Estabrook-"Clinic Helps"

Jessica Hendricks, New Tech-"College Ambassador Club"

Jessica Garcia, WIMA-"Social Change Influenced by Your History Impacting Our Community"

Nhu Do, WIMA-"Promoting Compassion, Hope, and Diversity Through the Performing Arts" 

2013-14 Recipients:

Scott Heister, YCHS STEMM-"Art in the Hallway"

Kim Garber, YCHS STEMM-"Machine Tool Practices"

Janet Duncan, Sandy Todd, Janet Ryan, Erickson, "Information Within Reach"

Roshawda Miller, Perry ELC, "Common Core State Standards Tools and Resources"

Paula Riccobono, Adams, Holmes, Estabrook, "Clinic Personal Needs"

Helene Mayleben, Katie Waite, Perry ELC & Ford ELC, "Primary Learning Clothes Closet"

Lakesha Barton, YCHS University Prep, "Community Garden"

Krisy Stoelton, Denise Fry, Heidi Shelton, Ford ELC, "Early Childhood Writing Enhancement"