• Collaborative Mini-Grants

    2009-2010 Mini-Grant Projects



    Project Description


    Funding Provided

    Jean Strait, Hamline Professor, Susan McNamara, Hancock Teacher


    Homelessness in the Neighborhood, Acting to make a difference -- Susan McNamara's 6th grade class and Jean Strait's Educational Psychology class participated in three projects to help the homeless community in St. Paul. 1. They made fleece blankets for a local shelter. 2. They made 100 sandwiches which were given to a local resident who distributes them to the homeless. 3. They visited and volunteered at The Listening House in St. Paul.


    Food to make 100 sandwiches and water, bus or van to travel to the Listening House.

    Heather Albrecht, Anna Bartholomay, Maren Meyer, Jenny Yang, Hancock Minnesota Reading Corps Volunteers


    MRC Graduation Gifts -- MRC tutors bought books for the students they tutored.  Upon graduating from their reading program, each student was rewarded with a book to take home and read with their family.



    Margot Howard, Hamline Student & President of Hand in Hand Hand in Hand


    February Large Group Event -- Hand in Hand held a large group event at Hamline in early February.  This event had not been done in the past.  The goal of the event was to decrease the large drop out rate of Hamline volunteers between the first and second semester.


    Jimmy Johns sandwiches, fruit, juice, water, and other eating accessories

    Sarah Hick, Hamline Professor


    Water Day -- Hamline students ran water stations for Hancock's fourth grade class.  Hamline licensure students benefited from the ability to practice teaching hands-on science.  The event also got fourth graders excited about the water cycle.


    Materials for the Water Day service-learning stations

    Daniel Campbell, Hamline Graduate Student


    Empty Bowls -- Daniel taught Joel Engstrom's fifth grade class about hunger, homelessness and about the recent earthquake in Haiti.  Daniel also demonstrated how to make wheel-thrown pottery and helped the class make pinch-pot bowls.  All the pottery was donated to Hamline's Empty Bowls program, a charity event which raised funds for Haiti relief efforts and to fight hunger in the Hamline-Midway community.


    Clay, tools, glazes and a stipend for Daniel's participation

    Glynis Grostephan, Hancock Teacher


    Glynis orchestrated Hancock's annual Earth Day Festival at Hamline University which included educational games, prizes and snow kones.


    SnowKones, machine rental, cups, syrup, globes and crayon sharpeners



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