Not everyone who cares about education becomes a teacher. There are other ways you can contribute. Here are some sites that will help you find ways to get involved and support education.
The L.A. Unified School District Partnerships & Adopt-A-School Program
The Los Angeles Unified School District's Partnerships and Adopt-A-School Program provides business, community organizations and individuals an opportunity to develop a relationship with a local school to support educational excellence and workforce readiness through human resources.
A resource for parents, students, educators and community leaders. It provides content ranging from research information for parents to minority programs to teacher resources. The college preparation area provides links to extensive college search engines, on-line admissions, catalogs from over 14,000 colleges, and detailed information on financial aid.
Impact Online: VolunteerMatch
ImpactOnline is a nonprofit organization investing in the development of public interest Internet applications. VolunteerMatch, the organization's premier service, utilizes the power of the Internet to help individuals nationwide find volunteer opportunities posted by local nonprofit and public sector organizations. Contributing organizations post their own opportunities, giving volunteers easy access to an accurate and diverse source of activities. VolunteerMatch is available nationwide.
National Association of Partners in Education
This organization works to increase the number, quality, and scope of effective partnerships in education.
The domestic Peace Corps engages more than 40,000 Americans in intensive, results-driven service each year. After their term of service, AmeriCorps members receive education awards to help finance college or pay back student loans.
A nationwide network of young people who take action to change the world around them. Through the Do Something Network in America's schools, young people work with caring educators called Community Coaches to give voice to their own vision of community change and then design and implement specific community projects to turn their ideas into action.
The National Center for Community Education
Provides leadership training to further the development and skills of those involved in community education.
Mentoring USA (MUSA)
Provides structured one-to-one mentoring to at risk youth. Offers information on how to become a mentor including internships, special programs and other useful resources
RELATED PBS SITES
A comprehensive teacher resource site developed by trained and practicing educators.
Only A Teacher
An innovative public service outreach program that lists job openings for teachers. It also provides resources for certified teachers seeking jobs, and for school districts seeking qualified teachers.
The Merrow Report
A series that looks at issues that shape the way all of us live and work and learn.
SCHOOL: The Story of American Public Education
The four-part series chronicles the great American experiment of universal education from its earliest roots to the present. Narrated by Academy Award winner Meryl Streep.
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