The Kemper Foundation has expanded its Read Conmigo bilingual educator grant program and opened the spring 2023 grant cycle. In addition to the Greater Los Angeles area, the program will be offered in Miami-Dade County, Florida and Dallas County, Texas. Eligible educators can now apply for grants in these communities.
The Read Conmigo program underscores The Kemper Foundation’s commitment to advance bilingual education through support of elementary schoolteachers. The Foundation annually awards up to 100 grants of $3,000 in two grant cycles to teachers of Spanish-English bilingual classrooms. The grants can be used for educational resources, tools and materials, and professional development.
“After a very successful launch of the Read Conmigo program, we’re pleased to extend our support to advance bilingual literacy in additional communities,” said Barbara Ciesemier, president of The Kemper Foundation. “The program’s mission is to improve bilingual learning for children across the country. Through this expansion, we’ll be able to provide critical funds to more well-deserving elementary teachers, increasing our overall impact and advancing our mission.”
The application deadline for spring 2023 grants is November 27, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. local time. Additional information, including eligibility requirements, grant usage guidelines, FAQs and the grant application, is posted on The Kemper Foundation website. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of officers from The Kemper Foundation and Read Conmigo program partners. Grant funds will be awarded in February 2023 for this grant cycle. To learn more about The Kemper Foundation’s Read Conmigo grant program, visit The Kemper Foundation website.