BATON ROUGE – Cox Communications has announced its educational program will award up to $30,000 to public and private schools in its Southeast Region.
The Cox Charities Innovation in Education Program provides grants of up to $5,000 each to schools for classroom programs and curriculum that encourage and promote students’ ingenuity and imagination through the innovative use of technology.
Teachers, librarians and principals can submit multiple applications for various programs within their schools.
Last year, Baton Rouge High, Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Broadmoor High, Claiborne Elementary and Park Forest Middle School received grants in Baton Rouge.
“We know our teachers have to look for alternate resources to implement new or continue existing programs,” said Anthony Pope, senior vice president and region manager for the Cox Southeast Region.
“Through Cox Charities, which is funded by the contributions of more than 500 Cox employees, we look forward to supporting these innovative classroom initiatives,” he said.
“We applaud teachers and schools that bring these exciting ideas to life, and look forward to the difference it will make in our students’ education and future.”
The Cox Southeast Region includes Baton Rouge, Acadiana, New Orleans, the Florida Gulf Coast, central Florida and middle Georgia.
Cox Charities was created to help communities through the support of programs in the areas of education, technology, social issues, conservation and the arts.
In addition to the Innovation in Education grants, Cox Charities offers Community Investment grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and the Cox Benevolent Fund, an employee relief program.
In 2016, employees of Cox Communications Southeast Region pledged to donate more than $113,000.