Cox Charities To Award $30K To Southeast Region Schools
NEW ORLEANS – Cox Communications has announced that its employees will award up to $30,000 to public and private schools in its Southeast Region through the Cox Charities Innovation in Education grants. The grant applications are now available to teachers (grades Pre-K-12) through March 31.
The Cox Charities Innovation in Education Program provides grants of up to $5,000 each to Southeast Region schools to fund classroom programs and curriculum that encourage and promote students’ ingenuity and imagination through the innovative use of technology. Teachers, librarians and principals are encouraged to submit multiple applications for various programs within their schools. Last year, Lawrence D. Crocker College Prep, Mimosa Park Elementary, St. Michael Special School, Hazel Park/Hilda Knoff School and Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans received Innovation in Education grants in the Greater New Orleans region.
“We know our teachers have to look for alternate resources to implement new or continue existing programs,” said Anthony Pope, senior vice president and region manager for the Cox Southeast Region. “Through Cox Charities, which is funded by the contributions of more than 500 Cox employees, we look forward to supporting these innovative classroom initiatives. We applaud teachers and schools that bring these exciting ideas to life, and look forward to the difference it will make in our students’ education and future.”
The Cox Southeast Region includes Acadiana, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Florida’s Gulf Coast, Central Florida and Middle Georgia.
Cox Charities was created to strengthen Cox communities through the support of programs that positively impact communities in the areas of education, technology, social issues, conservation and the arts, Cox reps said. In addition to the Innovation in Education grants, Cox Charities offers Community Investment grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and a portion of the funds help Cox employees in need through the Cox Benevolent Fund, a local employee relief program.
In 2016, employees of Cox Communications Southeast Region pledged to donate more than $113,000 to continue fulfilling its mission of strengthening Cox communities through the support of programs that positively impact the communities they serve. The grant cycle for Community Investment grants will open in late summer.