Constitutional Rights Foundation Offers Mini-Grants for K-12 Service Learning

The Constitutional Rights Foundation ( ) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, community-based organization dedicated to educating America's young people about the importance of civic participation in a democratic society. Each year, with support from the Maurice R. Robinson Fund of New York City, the organization's Robinson Mini-Grant Program awards mini-grants of up to $500 for K-12 service-learning projects designed to address serious community issues such as poverty, hunger, the environment, mentoring children and youth, crime and safety issues, and aging. Elementary and secondary schools and community agencies that work with K-12 youth may apply. Every application must have an adult sponsor who will ensure that student planners are involved in planning, designing, and evaluating the project. Projects, which should address an important issue or need, can be completed at school or in the community. Applications are due October 14, 2005. To download a Robinson Mini-Grant application form, visit

Added by Amy Lang on July 06, 2005