Each year, The Walentas Family Foundation has funded schools in Brooklyn School Districts 13, 14, and 15 with grants up to $25K. The foundation’s aim is to support school programs that provide enrichment and education services which would exceed the school’s budget allocation.
Three schools in North Brooklyn received funding this year from The Walentas Family Foundation.
PS 147 Isaac Remsen will receive $7,000 for their Attendance Initiative Program. This program will focus on students with an attendance rate of 75% or below. Student will be offered break and street dancing led by the school’s PE teacher before school starts and social emotional learning activities and restorative circles with the school’s guidance counselor after school.
PS 250 George H. Lindsay will receive $25,000 for their In-School Club Program. As a result of the school’s student council advocacy, PS 250 teachers will lead clubs in subjects requested by students: dance and performing arts, team sports, coding and robotics, and cultural cooking. The clubs will meet weekly during the school day and at the end of the school year there will be a Community Day celebration.
Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design: will receive $25,000 for their Generation Immigration Program. As many of the student body are first-or second-generation immigrants Generation Immigration will be a CUNY creative arts team lead storytelling unit where the subject matter concerns immigration, identity, and community that is designed to normalize and celebrate the immigrant experience.