Learning for Justice Educator Fund 

The LFJ Educator Fund funds three types of projects: classroom level, school level and district level. For all project types, we seek to fund projects that culminate in measurable student outcomes and sustainable systems change. Educators throughout the U.S. may apply. Priority will be given to eligible proposals operating in the SPLC’s core states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.

All Learning for Justice Educator Fund projects must incorporate at least one LFJ resource, framework or publication. Each applicant must also demonstrate how the endeavor addresses one or more of the following key outcomes:

● Restorative discipline: an increase in schools and districts shifting from punitive discipline policies to restorative discipline policies;

● Youth civic engagement: an increase in student civic engagement, especially supporting the rights of marginalized students and communities;

● Dismantling oppressive narratives: an increase in schools and districts shifting from white supremacist or oppressive policies and curricula to policies and curricula that are anti-racist or support the safety and self-determination of all students.

Our aim is to build, over time, a network of educators who are enthusiastic about learning from each other and sharing their experiences with the broader Learning for Justice community.

To view the application questions, please see the Guidelines below.

Have questions about the Learning for Justice Educator Fund? Contact the Learning for Justice Educator Fund Manager at lfjeducatorfund@splcenter.org.

Application Questions

1. Please describe your proposed project in 200 words or less. 

2. Project Goals: How will you measure success for this project? Please provide up to three goals detailing the desired outcomes for this project. 

3. Use of Funds: Please provide a brief overview of what the funds will be used for.

4. Please state how your project connects to the four domains of the Social Justice Standards.

5. LFJ Key Outcomes: Please select the Learning for Justice Key Outcome(s) that your project will impact: Restorative Discipline, Youth Civic Engagement, Dismantling Oppressive Narratives.

6. LFJ Resources: Please list which Learning for Justice resource(s) you plan to utilize in your project and how you plan to use them. 

7. Student Need or Issue: What student need or issue does this project address? How do you know it is a need and how many students do you expect to impact? 

8. Student Involvement: How are students involved in the planning or execution of this project? Note: We prioritize projects that emphasize student engagement.

9. Project Sustainability: How will you sustain this project over time?

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