Harvard Club of Minnesota Announces Foundation Grant Recipients

August 10, 2022 Grants go to five educational nonprofit organizations, the Jewett Summer Community Service Fellowship recipient, and the Minnesota Teacher of the Year and School Nurse of the Year.

The Harvard Club of Minnesota Foundation funds many education-related activities, including selected educational nonprofit organizations, the Jewett Summer Community Service Fellowship, professional education for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year and School Nurse of the Year, and various activities related to interviewing Harvard College applicants from Minnesota.

The educational nonprofits and Jewett fellows are selected by Foundation committees consisting of Harvard Club board members and other alumni; the Teacher of the Year and School Nurse of the Year are selected by Education Minnesota and the School Nurse Organization of Minnesota, respectively.

This year, five educational nonprofits each received a $5,000 grant: Breakthrough Collaborative (Twin Cities affiliate), Page Education Foundation, Minds Matter Twin Cities, Communidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES), and Hmong College Prep Academy. The Foundation typically funds an organization for three consecutive years; the first three organizations are in their first year, while the last two are in their third.

CLUES has specifically solicited our members to participate as mentors in their Youth in Action (YA!) program. You would support and guide Latinx high school students as they work to achieve their hopes and dreams through various group activities. Look here for more information.

Hayat A Museum, Harvard College class of 2025, received a $5000 grant to support his work as an unpaid summer civil rights intern at the Council of American Islamic Relations.

The Teacher of the Year and School Nurse of the Year are Sarah Lancaster and Lynn Baggot, respectively. The Foundation has granted each up to $4000 to cover Harvard-based professional training courses or conferences.

Many thanks to the Foundation committee members who serve our community through this important work.

Donations to the Harvard Club of Minnesota Foundation can be made online and are gratefully accepted.