Teacher Mini Grants

Portrait Of Teacher Standing Outside School BuildingMembers 1st of NJ 2020 Teacher Mini Grant Awards

Members 1st of NJ Federal Credit Union believes in giving back to the communities we serve.  Eighty-two years ago, a group of like-minded teachers organized and became the pioneers of our credit union.  It is a pleasure to announce that this year, we awarded 15 deserving educators, who are also members,  with $200 each. We awarded a total of $3,000 to educators in South Jersey who submitted creative ideas for a classroom projects that ignites curiosity and encourages learning.

Congratulations to our 2020 winners! Please visit our Facebook Page for the photos from ceremonies, of previous years. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, this year, we were unable to host a ceremony.

Mini Grant Winners

 

2020 Teacher Mini Grant Recipients

Name School Project
Amy Benfer Cumberland Regional High School Purchase Rubik’s Cubes to create a mosaic-like final piece, blending math and art.
Amy Stay Bridgeton High School Purchase Scholastic News Online program to encourage reading.
Charlene Catalano Woodstown High School Purchase feeder tubes, cable, and hummingbird nectar to teach surface area and volume.
Danielle Ferrari-Quenzel Silver Run Elementary School Purchase visual aids to teach about the different body systems such as organs, skeletal, and eye.
Dawn Skinner Rieck Ave Elementary School Purchase a Kollertron 4.3 in, full color LCD Digital USB Microscope.
Evelyn Rosario-Cortes Quinton Township Elementary Purchase books that teach awareness of different shades of people, different looks, and dynamics of families.
Jennifer Knox Upper Pittsgrove School Update classroom library with diversified literature, teaching empathy.
Jennifer Shaw Bridgeton High School Purchase LED lighting for students to create light patterns and choreography in virtual dance class.
Jennifer Sorbello Woodstown High School Rehabilitate microscopes for their biology lab.
Joanne Mosley Fairfield Township School Purchase whiteboards, markers, and headphonese for at home learning.
Kimberly Mullison Mary S. Shoemaker School Create a shared grade-level library, touching on issues such as: race, LGBTQ, equity, and empathy.
Lisa Ramos Alloway Township School Purchase S.P.I.R.E Illustrated Decodable Readers
Nicole DeVol Lakeside Middle School Purchase a science department, interactive resource: Nearpod
Sherri Rizzo Hopewell Crest School Add books written in Spanish and English to their library.
Robert Thomas Bridgeton High School Fund the Comic Book Club and buy new books.