Wayne teams up with DonorsChoose


Teachers at Chapel Glen Elementary enrich their students’ learning through grants from DonorsChoose.

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The Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township has formed a new partnership with the national nonprofit DonorsChoose. The partnership will help teachers tap into a network of four million donors to support classroom projects and more seamlessly align with district strategy and operations.

MSD Wayne teachers have raised $1 million and completed more than 2,100 projects on DonorsChoose. These projects vary from books to laptops and other tools to enhance the learning environment and support student success.

“I’m proud of the work our educators do to engage our students at the highest possible level,” said MSD Wayne Superintendent Jeff Butts. “Organizations such as DonorsChoose play an integral role in providing the resources necessary for that engagement.”

As one of the 30 members of the DonorsChoose District Partnership Program, MSD Wayne will be able to fully support teachers in the use of the platform, ensure safety and security, and align efforts with the district’s strategic priorities. MSD Wayne will be able to monitor all donated materials. Principals will be notified each time a project is funded and receive early notification when there are new “match” funding opportunities.

“We’re excited to have Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township as a new member of the DonorsChoose District Partnership Program,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose. “MSD Wayne teachers and administrators continue to work hard to make sure students succeed. So far they’ve raised $1 million towards classroom materials from donors across the country. We can’t wait to see how the DonorsChoose community can support these educators even more through our partnership.”

For more information please visit: http://www.donorschoose.org/waynetownship