MEDIA ADVISORY: As San Diego Unified Expands STEAM Programs; California Coast Credit Union Offers Local Teachers Free STREAM Project Funding

Posted: Tuesday, June 20th 2017


As San Diego Unified Expands STEAM Programs; California Coast Credit Union Offers Local Teachers Free STREAM Project Funding
California Coast Credit Union offering Educator’s Grants that provide monetary support for learning opportunities in the subject categories of science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and math.
 
WHAT: San Diego Unified expands STEAM programs; California Coast Credit Union offers educator grants in support of STEAM/STREAM subjects.
 
WHEN: Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
 
WHERE: Montgomery Middle School, 2470 Ulric St, San Diego, CA 92111
(Press Conference will be held in STEAM Outdoor Garden and Aquaponics lab located off of East Jewett St.)
 
VISUALS: STEAM Students working in the Aquaponics outdoor science lab
 
SPEAKERS: San Diego Unified School District Superintendent, Cindy Marten, President & CEO California Coast Credit Union, Todd Lane, Montgomery Middle School Principal, Stephanie Brown
 
SPECIAL GUESTS: Aquaponics STEAM Teacher, Emalyn Leppard, California Coast Credit Union Senior Vice President of Community & Public Relations, Rene McKee, Manager of California Coast Community & Public Relations, Robert Scheid, and Senior Community Relations Specialist, Marjorie Rice.
 
DETAILS: San Diego Unified is expanding its Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) programs into three new magnet schools in 2017-18: Linda Vista and Carson elementary schools and Montgomery Middle School.  The $10 million plan to create these magnet schools was funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
 
The Cal Coast Cares Foundation, a non-profit foundation created by California Coast Credit Union, is proud to support San Diego Unified’s STEAM expansion by offering an Educator’s Grant program that provides monetary support to the educational community by funding learning opportunities for students in the STREAM subject categories of science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and math. Grants range in amounts from $500 to $2,000.
 
The Aquaponics lab at Montgomery Middle is an example of what STEAM funding can bring to the classroom. A unique hands-on learning experience that encourages students to experience a variety of career’s and pathways they may have never thought to explore.
 
Click the link below to watch Students at Montgomery Middle build a hands-on learning lab using the power of aquaponics!
https://www.sandiegounified.org/schools/montgomery/eco-life-montgomery
 
Information on how to apply for the Educator’s Grant program can be found at:
https://www.calcoastcu.org/news.htm#Grants
or by emailing: calcoastcaresfoundation@calcoastcu.org
 
 
CONTACT: Isabella McNeil, Communications, 619-341-2343, imcneil@sandi.net, San Diego Unified: www.sandiegounified.org

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