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Reading Now Network Classroom Guido and Elizabeth dedicated their professional lives to the improvement of education in Calhoun County and beyond.

Education is the Binda Foundation's greatest area of interest and therefore is the area of highest focus and giving each year. Although the Foundation has, and will continue to, support proposals that benefit learning across the entire lifespan, it has an interest in education in the earlier years of life. Focusing funding efforts on the education continuum will help build the most solid foundation for lifelong learning.

The Binda Foundation Board of Trustees welcomes requests for educational programming support and favors those with an emphasis on early childhood education. It is believed that universal education must be relevant to the true needs of a community and contribute to the unification of mankind.

2017-2018 Education Grants
Ottawa Area Intermediate School District: The Binda Board is pleased to support the work of Reading Now Network (RNN) and the High Impact Leadership (HIL) project at Western Michigan University. This project is designed to support principals and teacher leaders so that they can focus on the conditions in their elementary buildings that will help them achieve high integrity and high implementation of their literacy work.

With a focus on outcomes, this 'inside-out' to school improvement focuses on early literacy, the foundation and building block for academic success, by providing teacher and principal training along with classroom resources in twenty districts across southwest Michigan. The HIL/RNN project will restore hope in the classroom and confidence in the teaching profession by removing competition and honoring collaboration ... one classroom at a time. Grant details

New Level Sports: New Level Sports' program is designed to address the needs of disadvantaged at-risk students. The Sports Fundamental & Education Program provides an innovative summer program that combines physical activity with supplemental education and academic enrichment avoid summer learning loss.

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