Weaver Grants offer funding for collaborative projects across disciplines, special interests (i.e., clubs), grades and age groups. Specifically, the projects will encourage groups with diverse perspectives to come together. We have named the program Weaver to represent the rich history of weaving around the world, a craft that brings people together in a common practice, makes use of natural resources, fosters community building, and contributes to cultural identity.
Projects will meet at least one of these goals:
- To work toward a deeper understanding of the intrinsic value of diversity in the Horace Mann School education and experience,
- To foster and sustain meaningful dialogue within our community to support, affirm and recognize diverse perspectives,
- To examine more carefully the diverse and multicultural nature of our community,
- To actively listen and facilitate conversations and dialogue that can lead to purposeful action and further our school mission and core values.
All project groups will be required to submit documentation of the process to share with the school community upon completion.
Faculty members from all divisions and disciplines are encouraged to apply for Weaver Grants, either as individuals or as part of a team. Recipients may use the summer months for planning and development. Implementation will take place during the 2014-2015 school year
Grants for projects, including the use of facilities and meals, can be funded up to $3,000, depending on the scope of the project.