Over 1400 Books distributed to date! Next round of books will be distributed in Spring 2022!
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The Many Voices: Diverse Classroom Library Project supplies K-12 teachers with books to expand their classroom libraries to promote discussions about racial and social diversity and provide students access to books representative of contemporary families and inclusive of culture, history, and diverse perspectives. The aim of the project is to help students feel more welcome and included in our schools and to promote empathy and understanding among all students.
Diverse collections, in this context, are defined as books with protagonists and experiences that feature underrepresented ethnicities, disabilities, cultural or religious backgrounds, gender nonconformity, or LGBTQIA+ orientations.
Learn about the impact of Many Voices.
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The Many Voices Project recently received the Friend of Education Award from the Westerville Education Association. The success of this project is made possible through the collaboration beween Westerville Education Foundation, Westerville Partners for Education, Westerville Library, Westerville City School and ALL our sponsors and donors. THANK YOU.
This important initiative would not be possible without the hard work of the committee members who are giving their time to ensure that this project is a success:
Lee Rutherford, LaTresa Rieves, Mollie Lynch, Larry DeVese, Colleen Moidu, Colleen Moidu
Lesley Walden, Kari Tucker, Natalie Barrett, Robin Gibson, Briana Swanson, Shari Chaffin, Tracy Price, Chelsie Lakeman, Ernest Clinkscale, Erin Staebler
SPONSORS & DONORS
You make it happen. Huge thanks to Bread Financial for sustaining support for this program. It costs between $500-800/classroom to provide a diverse library collection. We are seeking corporate partners, grants, individual donors to partner with us to make this a sustainable, annual program in our district. You can give directly to the program or contact Colleen Moidu to discuss ways to partner with us.
Learn about the how the Cultivating Success Fund is making Many Voices and Westerville Schools a priority for their inaugural year! We're honored to have the support of these alums and all our sponsors for this special program.