Former teacher leaves $100,000 innovation grant for York County schools

York, Pa (WHTM) — Doris Schwartz, a former West York teacher is helping educators in York county with a fund at York County Community Foundation. The $3.4 million fund just made it’s first grant of $100,000 each year for the next two years for the Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12.

The grant will create a forum for teachers to work together across school districts to help execute innovative solutions to real-world problems. The teacher-student teams will be nominated by their districts and will go through an application process to receive funding. When their projects are completed, the teams will then present their results to their peers and their communities.

The goal of the Doris E. Schwartz Education Fund is to raise the bar for education in York County by helping York County public school teachers meaningfully increase their capacity to lead.

In addition, The Doris E. Schwartz Education Fund provides scholarship support to graduating seniors from 13 York County school districts. Over the past two years (2015 and 2016), the Fund has awarded $52,000 per year in scholarships.

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