Tuesday, June 16, 2009

DonorsChoose.Org and Latin

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that helps individual donors connect to public school classrooms in need of learning materials. If you watch the Colbert Report, you may have noticed that the host, Stephen Colbert, is now a celebrity spokesperson and member of the board of directors for DonorsChoose.org. Mr. Colbert's current mission is to raise money for schools with significant military dependent populations. However, any public school may propose a Donorschoose.org project. DonorsChoose.org is partnered with its corporate sponsors U.S. Cellular, Chase, and American Express.

Through the DonorsChoose.org website, philanthropists can select and contribute to a classroom project. Donors can decide what kinds of projects they would like to support (Classics, literacy education, music, mathematics, etc.) or what type of school (military population, high economic poverty, geographic location, etc.)

At this time there are several Latin language projects proposed: