JCCC Foundation Grant Ceremony 2021


We are going to have a virtual Grant Ceremony on Wednesday, October 6 at 3:00pm. Please join us to celebrate with the 2021 Grant recipients!

The mission of the JCCC Foundation grant program is to support innovative projects that work with students to enhance learning, build capacity, and increase learning opportunities both inside and outside the school. We look for programs and projects that convert educational theory into concrete actions that foster personal initiative, development of adult values, and development of higher-order thinking skills and real-life problem solving. Each year, the Foundation awards approximately $100,000 in grants of up to $10,000 to schools and non-profit organizations that provide education-related programming. There are three categories of grants; Student Development and Achievement Grants, Japanese Language Education Grants, and U.S.-Japan Partnership Grants.

This year, 20 organizations/schools are selected as the recipients.
Here are this year’s recipients:

Student Development and Achievement Grants
(For public and private schools and other organizations with nonprofit status in the Chicago area that provide educational opportunities for students and families)

・Chicago Shakespeare Theater / The Chicago Shakespeare Slam
・Friends of the Chicago River / Chicago River Schools Network
・Goodman Theatre
    / Goodman Theatre’s Writing in the Face of Fear: An Essay Writing Master Class with Megan Stielstra
・Maryville Academy / Maryville Jen School Organic Garden/Outdoor Classroom
・Music Institute of Chicago / ArtsLink
・National Museum of Mexican Art / Bridging Hidden Disabilities
・Northwestern University / National High School Institute Playwriting Initiative
・Open Books / Open Books Reading Buddies
・Snow City Arts / Arts Education at Children’s Hospital-University of Illinois
・Victory Gardens Theater / StudentsFirst arts education programs

Japanese Language Education Grants
(For public and private schools and other organizations with nonprofit status in the Chicago area that provide Japanese language and cultural education to students)

・Anderson Japanese Gardens / 2022 Tozai Yuuwa Project!
・Asian Improv aRts: Midwest (AIRMW) / Providing Traditional Cultural Arts 2021-2022
・Chicago World Language Academy / 日本人の児童との交流と日本文化の体験学習

・Glenbrook South High School / Japanese Language & Culture Program
・Harriet Tubman Elementary School / A New Chapter
・Japanese American Service Committee (JASC) / i) Tampopo-kai; ii) Donguri-kai
・Japanese program at Oak Park River Forest High School / Japan Fest 2022 at Oak Park River Forest High School
・Thomas Dooley Elementary School / Celebrating 20 Years of Japanese Dual Language

U.S. – Japan Partnership Grants
(For organizations or programs that work towards deepening relations between the United States and Japan, or that serve the local Japanese and Japanese-American communities.)

・Chicago Japanese American Council (CJAC) / Japanese American Community Programs and Activities
・Japan America Society of Chicago / 2022 Illinois Japan Bowl



Date: Wednesday, October 6 at 3:00pm

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