March 2006: Pratt Museum High School Summer Internship Program

Recipient: Pratt Museum, Homer, AK Grants and Awards: 2005 National Award for Museum Service, 2005 Museums for America, 2002 National Leadership Grant Website: www.prattmuseum.org Project Partners: Homer High School, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Seldovia Native Association, Texas A&M University, Smithsonian Institution’s Arctic Studies Center Contact: Lois Bettini Director of Education...

February 2006: K–12 School Library Initiative

Recipient: Washington State Library, Olympia, WA Grant Program: Grants to State Library Administrative Agencies Partners: Washington Library Media Association, Office of Public Instruction Contact: Martha Shinners mshinners@secstate.wa.gov Website Need Why would a school librarian need a ten-second elevator speech to pitch his or her program to a school administrator? Because that is one effective...

January 2006: Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust

Recipient: Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, Oak Park, IL Grant Program: Learning Opportunities Grant (now Museums for America) Title of Project: Architect Studio 3D Contact: Cheryl A. Bachand, Project Director 708-848-1976 bachand@wrightplus.org Need As the steward of two Frank Lloyd Wright architectural gems in the Chicago area, the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust knows a thing or two...

December 2005: IUPUI University Library

Recipient: Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis University Library, Indianapolis, IN Grant Program: National Leadership Grant Title of Project: IUPUI and the Indianapolis Museum of Art Community Project Contact: Sonja Staum, Project Director 317-278-9417 sstaumku@iupui.edu Website Need Knowing that art can be a powerful teaching tool in the K–12 classroom, the IUPUI University...

November 2005: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

Recipient: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque, NM Grant Program: National Leadership Grant Title of Project: Proyecto Futuro [Project Future] Contact: Madeleine Correa Zeigler, Project Director 505-841-2857 maddie.zeigler@state.nm.us Website Need The towering dinosaur fossil displays, the realistic cave exhibit, and the interactive simulated volcanoes at the New Mexico...

October 2005: State Library and Archives of Florida

Recipient: State Library and Archives of Florida, Tallahassee, FL Grant Program: National Leadership Grant Title of Project: Digitizing the Florida Folklife Collection Contact: Joanna (Jody) Norman 850-245-6706 jring@dos.state.fl.us Website Need The State Library and Archives of Florida received a rich collection from the Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs that was virtually unusable because...

September 2005: Young At Art Children’s Museum

Recipient: Young At Art Children’s Museum, Davie, FL Grant Program: National Leadership Grant, Museums in the Community Contact: Mindy Shrago 954-424-0085 Email www.youngatartmuseum.org/ Need Homeless children are by most accounts among the fastest growing segments of the homeless population, accounting for 25 percent of the urban homeless population. Homelessness causes difficult social...