“Our members are activists in their classrooms, in their civic clubs and special interests groups, at their places of worship, and in their broader communities. Now, more than ever, we must shine a light on the important contributions our members and others make to the issues and causes that impact public education. These awards and grants lift up our members and our allies and showcase their work.” — Cheryl Bost, MSEA President
The Dorothy Lloyd Women’s Rights Award This award honors up to two people, a group, or a program for accomplishments in the field of girls’ and women’s rights. It is named for Dorothy Lloyd, a longtime union staff member. Sponsored by the MSEA’s Women’s Concerns Committee. Nominations due November 2, 2023. Find the online nomination form here.
The Minority Recognition Awards MSEA annually honors people of color who have demonstrated leadership on public education issues and fostered increased understanding of the role public schools play in society. Sponsored by MSEA’s Minority Affairs Committee. Nominations due November 2, 2023. Find the online nomination form here.
MSEA’s Human and Civil Rights Award Each year, MSEA recognizes individuals who promote and defend human and civil rights. Sponsored by MSEA’s Human and Civil Rights Committee. Nominations due November 2, 2023. Find the online nomination form here.
Black Lives Matter at School Grants These 10 $1,000 grants are to support member or affiliate school-based activities that lift young Black and Brown students and work against the systemic school-to-prison pipeline. Applications due October 25, 2023. Find the online grant application here.
Human and Civil Rights Grants As need and interest grows for consciousness and action around social justice, MSEA offers 10 $1,000 human and civil rights grants to support local affiliates and members with expenses related to programs, services, or activities to promote human and civil rights and social justice. Applications due October 25, 2023. Find the online grant application here.