The Problem: We all agree that the financial problems facing our schools are enormous. That money is rarely available to fund some of the most essential aspects of education. That even the most dedicated teacher can’t be expected to reach into personal savings, that they may augment the educational opportunities for our communities’ children.
The Solution: Project Helping Hand is founded on a trust in our teachers, for who else but them knows where assistance could be the most helpful. Project Helping Hand provides grants of as much as $500 per classroom. Each school year, teachers from Monterey Public Schools: La Mesa Elementary School, Monte Vista Elementary School, Walter Colton Middle School, and Monterey High School are encouraged to submit grant requests.
Since its inception in 2008, Project Helping Hand is proud to have awarded 297 micro-grants totalling $142,105.
The Goal: It usually takes more than money to fix a problem. However, sometimes adding a little bit of money, to just the right place, makes education both interesting and effective. Our teachers know where the gaps in their budgets lie. Project Helping Hand seeks to provide dedicated teachers the assistance required to provide the type of learning experience every child deserves.
The Project Helping Hand Annual Budget is 100% devoted to funding grants for our local Monterey Public Schools. Every dollar donated to the PHH becomes part of a child’s enhanced learning experience.