This fall, ASRC Federal donated $25,000 to fund 169 classroom projects in 157 schools in partnership with DonorsChoose, a non-profit organization that allows individuals to donate directly to public school projects across the United States. More than $11,000 in funding went to school programs in Alaska, the home state of ASRC Federal’s parent company and many of its Alaska Native shareholders.
“I am grateful to ASRC Federal for allowing employees to have such a direct impact in our communities!” says Susan Westenbarger, program administrator working on an Environmental Protection Agency contract. “This is helping so many communities get additional educational support.”
The DonorsChoose mission is to make it easy for anyone to help a teacher in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education. ASRC Federal launched a pilot program with DonorsChoose in 2021 and was met with enthusiastic participation from our employees across the country.
The 169 classroom projects represented an array of science and STEM activities as well as projects encouraging children’s creativity and reinforcing positive behavior in the classroom. Click here to see the list of funded projects.
ASRC Federal received recognition from teachers who received the support from our employees:
- “A huge quyanaqpak to ASRC Federal! We really appreciate all you have done for our students!” Calderwood, Fred Ipalook Elementary School
- “Thank you so much for your donation! This will mean so much to my students! I truly appreciate it!” Mrs. Myles, PS 61 Arthur Eve-Distinction
- “Your generosity will bring some very difficult force and motion topics to life for my students. We are working hard to overcome the Covid years and make gains in our test scores and knowledge for the future! Thank you!” Mrs. Juarez, Cunningham Middle School
- “Thank you so much for providing this opportunity for my students. The majority of my students do not get the opportunity to help others, they are usually the ones receiving help. It was beautiful to see them feel empowered by having the opportunity to help others. The students had such an amazing time working on these blankets to donate to those that are in need. Thank you for playing your part in making this opportunity possible for my students.” Mrs. Camacho, Brooklyn Park Elementary School
Helping Schools and Students
- $25,000 total allocated to classroom projects across the U.S.
- 169 Funded projects
- 8,377 Student learning experiences supported
- 157 Schools served
- 80% of projects supported with >50% student population from low-income households
- $11,000 given to projects in Alaska