Universal education must be relevant to the true needs of
a community and contribute to the unification of mankind. It must enable
people both to move in the direction of their own choosing and help them
appreciate those universal qualities that distinguish the entire human race.
A well-educated community member is a determined yet humble participant,
who helps overcome conflict and division thereby contributing to a spirit
of unity and collaboration. Education is the common thread throughout the majority
of all Binda grants.
2014-2015 Education Grants
Calhoun Intermediate School District Mini-Grant Program: Educators in a tri-county
region are eligible to apply for a Mini-Grant award of up to $1,000.00 that will directly
impact their students by providing innovative experiences and materials to attain a greater
level of understanding, while enjoying the learning process.
Voces: As a Foundation that promotes learning throughout the lifespan,
the Latino Youth & Parent
Engagement Program is designed to engage Latino/Hispanic parents to enrich
their own leadership capacity so that they are more prepared to assist their children to
succeed in school. This culturally-specific program will also build cross-cultural
understanding in our community.
Binda Dyslexia Center:
The Center provides one-on-one support in the areas of reading, spelling and writing to individuals
with dyslexia/reading difficulties and also works to increase community awareness about dyslexia.
The essential component of this continuing year round program is the trained, competent Family Coach,
who provides Welcome Baby Basket visits, enrollment in Imagination Library, family coaching support
to at-risk families of infants and children birth to five years old utilizing Parents as Teachers
curriculum, and toddler play groups in the Union City, Burlington, Tekonsha and Athens communities.