This Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month at DonorsChoose, our community went all-out in celebrating AND supporting the amazing Latino/a teachers who make a difference in their classrooms year-round.
In fact, our donors and partners helped fund a total of $10.1 million in support of Latino/a teachers — or schools where the majority of students are Latino/a. And those numbers are only half of the story. For the rest? We compiled a recap of just some of the highlights from this month’s celebrations.
What Our Teachers Say
Ms. Ocampo knows the unique connections she gets to make with her students being a teacher who is part of the Latina community and the LGBTQ community, both big and small.
Ms. Banda understands just how critical representation can be when helping her kids learn, and her story about a student learning to feel proud of their skin tone in her classroom certainly shows the impact.
What the Stats Show
We know we said the numbers only tell half the story, but we also couldn’t help sharing with you the overall impact that we were able to achieve together for classroom projects during this month:
$10,145,265 funds for classrooms with Latino/a teachers and students
$914,169: Daily average of project donations during Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month
92,503: Number of donors who gave
What’s Happening in Classrooms
Speaking of fully funded projects, we couldn’t help showcasing just a few of the many classroom projects that will now become reality thanks to our teachers and supporters efforts during Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month:
“Thank you so much for supporting my classroom! It will make the learning environment amazing. They will walk in and feel like they have left the US and entered any of the other Spanish speaking countries!” —Ms. Dubose, whose “Spanish Welcoming“ project will give her students a warm and open learning environment as they dive into their Spanish studies.
“My students are bilingual students trying to not only learn the English language, but they are learning to be successful in their first language. These engaging games and activities will not only help encourage my students to learn, but they will enjoy the learning process.“ —Ms. Dominguez, whose Reading Growth Must-Haves project will be providing her young readers with the language-learning resources they need.
“Your support will provide the means for these extraordinary young musicians to unleash their artistic potential and shape a harmonious future through the power of music.” —Mr. Lacari, whose Empowering Students Through Turntablism! project is giving his creative class the gift of music, mixing, and motivation to learn big.
Even Our Staff Got in on the Action
Hear directly from the DonorsChoose staff on Instagram!