July 2013 Grants

The The Price Family Charitable fund grant screening committee approved grants for the following programs and organizations in July:

Operation School Bell
The Assistance League of Greater San Diego provides school uniforms to needy K-6 students through Operation School Bell. The program is operated by volunteers and provides two polo shirts, two pants, five undergarments, five pairs of socks, a hooded jacket, and a new pair of shoes to each child. The program supports children throughout San Diego County.

New Children’s Museum of San Diego
A general operating grant will support the New Children’s Museum of San Diego’s mission to stimulate imagination, creativity, and critical thinking in children and families. The museum commissions artists to create art that utilizes participatory components to open opportunities to observe and create. The museum offers summer camps in addition to exhibits and workshops.

Bidayat Evaluation
The Bidayat program is an Arab-Israeli early childhood development program operating in two locations in Israel. The evaluation will provide feedback on how effective the program is at helping Arab parents, teachers, and child care providers improve child learning.

Math Seminar Pilot
The pilot will train second grade teachers at Joyner Elementary to implement the new common core state math standards by engaging students in highly sophisticated, problem-solving behaviors and thinking activities.

Eye Exams
The Shiley Eye Center will provide no cost comprehensive eye examinations for every child and glasses for any child who needs them at the America’s Finest Charter School in City Heights. The charter school has 215 students in grades K-8. The University of California at San Diego Foundation also supports the program.

Pitzer College
A grant will support financial aid at Pitzer College, a private liberal arts college in Claremont, California and part of the Claremont College consortium.

Cesar Chavez Service Clubs
The after school club teaches students self-reliance, leadership skills, collaboration, and community involvement by adopting the late Cesar Chavez’s 10 core values. There are currently 23 clubs at 13 schools, involving 600 youth. A grant will help maintain and expand operations as the program seeks to open clubs at Rosa Parks, Hamilton, and Joyner Elementary Schools in City Heights.

City Heights Music School
The School provides group music lessons to ages four to adult on the violin, guitar, West Africa drums, song writing, steel drumming, voice, and keyboarding. Instruction is provided by the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus on Thursdays and Saturdays. Last session 134 participants enrolled. All classes support the California Content Standards for Visual and Performing Arts.

This general operating grant will support the Promises2Kids mission to reach out to foster youth while they are still in high school to prepare them for graduation, a higher education, and beyond. The program utilizes mentoring, SAT preparation, college planning, and financial aid to increase the foster youth’s chances of succeeding after high school.