2018 Johnson & Wales University Zest Award- Community Leader
The TD Ready Challenge awarded $1 million grant to The Education Fund, a non-proﬁt in Miami Lakes which supports public school teachers and students in Miami-Dade County.
TD today announced that six U.S. organizations will be awarded grants through the 2021 TD Ready Challenge totaling $3,025,000 USD. The recipients are developing innovative, scalable solutions to assist disproportionately impacted students in grades K-12 across the Bank's Maine-to-Florida footprint who are experiencing pandemic-related learning loss in math and reading.
Nature can often be the best teacher. That's the premise of The Education Fund Inc.'s Edible Outdoor Eco-Labs to Accelerate Learning program. The Education Fund serves more than 350,000 students and families and 20,000 educators throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Florida, which is the fourth largest school district in the United States. About 75% of the student served are considered impoverished based on their qualifying for federal, aid programs during the COVID pandemic, according to Linda Lecht, President of The Education Fund.