Every Black History Month, we have the opportunity to honor our country’s past and celebrate the possibilities for a more just future. On February 9, 2022, we launched our first partner-backed Black History Month campaign to rally resources for Black teachers, Black students, and learning environments that illuminate Black experiences throughout history and today.
We saw so many beautiful moments of joy, celebration, and learning throughout the day. We hope you’ll dive into our five favorite moments from our Black History Month campaign!
Our community funded more than 4,273 projects
We’re so impressed by all the classroom dreams brought to life! Teachers’ ideas inspired more than 8,700 donors to give. Ms. Young, an early childhood teacher from Michigan, shared what the funding means for her class.
“My amazing class of Black students should be able to see themselves reflected in the books that they read and the stories that they hear. I desire to have my students grow as readers but also hear them say the magical words, ‘That book looks like me.’”
Celebrities cheered on Black educators and students
Yvette Nicole Brown and Angie Thomas are two long-time supporters of DonorsChoose teachers, and shared words of encouragement to teachers and students.
Companies, foundations, and philanthropists created a coalition of support
Nine of our funders teamed up to fund this first of its kind match and reach as many classrooms as possible. Funders included Nic Stone, W. Kamau Bell, Yvette Nicole Brown, Amanda Seales, Smart Funny & Black, Amazon Business, Angie Thomas, OshKoshB’Gosh, Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina, Davidson Kempner, Equitable Foundation, PwC, Chegg.org, Kellogg's Mission Tiger, The Allstate Foundation, LOFT, and Ulta Beauty.