Ten Atlanta Public Schools are awarded $5,000 grants from The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries. The Foundation announced that 212 school libraries are receiving $1,060,000 in grants to expand, update and diversify the schools’ library book collections. The grant application process is administered by The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region with guidance from The Laura Bush Foundation’s Advisory Committee. The grants are funded through generous donations to the endowment from individuals, corporations and foundations.
APS Schools receiving The Laura Bush Foundation Grant:
- Bazoline E. Usher-Collier Heights Elementary School
- Beecher Hills Elementary School
- Best Academy Middle School
- Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy
- Emma Hutchinson Elementary School
- Forrest Hill Academy
- Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School
- Sammye E. Coan Middle School
- South Atlanta School of Health and Medical Sciences
- Thomasville Heights Elementary School
The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries was founded in 2002 as a fund of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. Since its inception, the Laura Bush Foundation has awarded more than $10.5 million to schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands. In addition to these yearly grants, the Foundation has also awarded more than $6.3 million to school libraries in the Gulf Coast region to rebuild their library book collections that were lost or destroyed by hurricanes or storms.
The mission of the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries is to support the education of our nation’s children by providing funds to update, extend and diversify the book and print collections of America’s school libraries. Additional information is available at www.laurabushfoundation.org