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LEAF Receives Two New Grants

Good News: Yesterday (05/16/2019), we were informed that we will receive two separate grants in support of LEAF efforts:

1.  $21,000 from the Richard Schulze Foundation (Best Buy) in support of the PAKRAT Program. This will allow us to continue to expand the PAKRAT library in our 9 elementary and preschool buildings as well as the summer Roll & Read Bus Program.

2.  $22.350 for a new program called “PAKCAT” (Partners And Kids Counting Alot Together), which will allow us to provide math concept development materials for preschool students in District 742. These materials will be included on the Summer Roll & Read Bus in the summer of 2020.

Thanks to Sara Martini (PAKRAT) and Melissa Hanzek-Brill (PAKCAT) for their expert help in submitting the grant applications!


New PAKRAT Video

A new PAKRAT video has been produced for our Gannett/USA Today grant application that describes the school year and summer program.


Vote for PAKRAT

Make the PAKRAT Program a Winner!

There’s $60,000 on the line, so keep reading to learn how you can support our program. Our PAKRAT program is in the running to be considered one of the most innovative school programs and we need your support to win!



VOTE PAKRAT – USA TODAY – A Community Thrives Project Grants

A Community Thrives (ACT) enables community members to act on ideas that improve the people, organizations, government, and businesses around them by equipping them with the resources they need to thrive.

Support LEAF by voting for PAKRAT daily in USA TODAY’s “A Communtiy Thrives Project.”  Judges will award three grants per category; (2) $50,000 and (1) $100,000, towards supporting your charity and idea.


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