Grants To Commemorate March Anniversary for Jobs and Freedom

These grants support teaching and classrooms activities to help educate young people on the vital connection between workers’ rights and civil rights, including adopting school(s) and other initiatives that connect union workers to students....


 

Miami Northwestern Senior High School is one of 21 schools across the nation to be awarded a $5,000 Adopt-a-School grants in honor of the 50th Anniversary March on Washington. The AFL-CIO grants support curriculum on the vital connection between workers' rights and civil rights.

"Education is the pathway to opportunity. An excellent public education for all children is an economic necessity, an anchor of democracy, a moral imperative and a fundamental civil right, without which none of our other rights can be fully realized," says AFT President Randi Weingarten. "These grants and scholarships will help today's students understand the civil rights and workers' rights struggles of the past so that they can be part of the next generation to help reclaim the promise of public education, and part of a society where there is no discrimination based on race, sex, ethnicity or sexual orientation."


The AFL-CIO also awarded six recipients of the Dreams of Jobs and Freedom Scholarship to children of AFT members....

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