Did you know that $56,100,000 set aside for teacher development was cut from the NYC Department of Education school budget for the coming school year? And that's just one district, in one city. CELF school partners across the country are facing similar significant budget cuts, even though the need to support our educators and young people is more vital now than ever before. 

We know that professional development for educators has a direct and positive impact on student achievement*. Helping just one teacher expand their instructional practices ultimately helps hundreds of students thrive. Teachers need access to professional learning that empowers them to construct a virtual learning environment and to ensure that our youth have hands-on, real-world learning experiences that inspire them to create a more sustainable, equitable planet.

With government entities and corporations setting aside environmental commitments and regulations to focus on economic recovery, we need to ensure that our schools have the capacity to embrace a sustainability curriculum. Our youngest generation will be on the front lines of any future pandemic which, much like today, can only be faced with an understanding of the deep connection our economy has to environmental integrity and social equity. Likewise, educating for sustainability builds the essential 21st Century skills needed for a future workforce dedicated to greener infrastructure, cleaner energy and sustainable business. 

Join CELF and "Step Up for Sustainable Schools" to fill the gap left by school budget cuts. Your donation today will help CELF provide teachers with training to integrate sustainability into their curriculum, utilizing innovative, engaging tools that keep kids engaged and excited to learn, wherever they are: at home, in school, or outside.

You can read more about our campaign HERE.

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Step Up for Sustainable Schools

by Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation


Did you know that $56,100,000 set aside for teacher development was cut from the NYC Department of Education school budget for the coming school year? And that's just one district, in one city. CELF school partners across the country are facing similar significant budget cuts, even though the need to support our educators and young people is more vital now than ever before. 

We know that professional development for educators has a direct and positive impact on student achievement*. Helping just one teacher expand their instructional practices ultimately helps hundreds of students thrive. Teachers need access to professional learning that empowers them to construct a virtual learning environment and to ensure that our youth have hands-on, real-world learning experiences that inspire them to create a more sustainable, equitable planet.

With government entities and corporations setting aside environmental commitments and regulations to focus on economic recovery, we need to ensure that our schools have the capacity to embrace a sustainability curriculum. Our youngest generation will be on the front lines of any future pandemic which, much like today, can only be faced with an understanding of the deep connection our economy has to environmental integrity and social equity. Likewise, educating for sustainability builds the essential 21st Century skills needed for a future workforce dedicated to greener infrastructure, cleaner energy and sustainable business. 

Join CELF and "Step Up for Sustainable Schools" to fill the gap left by school budget cuts. Your donation today will help CELF provide teachers with training to integrate sustainability into their curriculum, utilizing innovative, engaging tools that keep kids engaged and excited to learn, wherever they are: at home, in school, or outside.

You can read more about our campaign HERE.