For One Philly School, Small Donation Makes A Big Impact

Jodi Hanauer, ESOL teacher at Juniata Park Academy wrote a grant proposal for $2,696 to secure the school’s basketball hoop. Hanauer, a 13-year educator who teaches English to speakers of other languages, is a veteran grant writer who is always on the lookout for ways to fill in gaps for her students. In addition to the basketball hoop, she won $500 this year for basic supplies — crayons, markers, tape — for Juniata Park’s ESL teachers.

Philadelphia Inquirer Article on ESOL teachers at Juniata Park Academy

Press Release: Juniata Park Academy Receives Basketball Hoop from ESPN

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