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School Crashers®

School Crashers is our school makeover program that unites communities, media partners, donors and volunteers to complete improvement projects for deserving schools.

Congratulations 2021 School Crashers Recipients

We are excited to announce our full list of grant recipients, marking the eighth year of our program to enhance the learning environments for students and educators.

Each year, the Georgia United Foundation partners with Georgia United Credit Union to offer its School Crashers program to K-12 schools in Georgia. The School Crashers grant program is designed to unite communities, donors and volunteers to complete and support local improvement projects for deserving schools. Over the last seven years, School Crashers has positively impacted the learning environments for children at 50 schools with improvements valued at $1.4 million. 

Donations are critical to the success of the School Crashers program, as they help maximize the impact we can make for these schools and their students. If you are interested in donating to our School Crashers program please click donate below.

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STOCKBRIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Stockbridge, GA

Stockbridge Elementary is a Title I school serving special needs Pre-K and kindergarten to third grade students. The current equipment has several sections that need to be repaired or replaced. With 561 students, the Georgia United Foundation plans to maximize this space by replacing old, broken equipment with new updated age-appropriate equipment.

NORTHCUTT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Atlanta, GA

Northcutt Elementary is a Title I school that serves over 700 students each year. The school’s mission is to provide and meet every child’s individual needs both educationally and personally. The existing old playground equipment has a very limited number of play pieces and does not meet the current safety standards. In addition, the teachers’ lounge will receive a small makeover to give the faculty a calming place to unwind during their teaching breaks.

SIMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Conyers, GA

Sims Elementary School has been proudly committed to providing a quality education to the scholars of Conyers for over 30 years. However, over those 30 years the outdoor tables, benches and greenhouse have become dilapidated. Improvements to these areas will allow the teachers to better utilize the space as outdoor classrooms, lunch picnic areas and educational STEM space. The 580 scholars are currently missing this opportunity and we’re excited to help the school bring this space back to use.

MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL

Lawrenceville, GA

Mountain View High School will be the first high school sensory room project awarded a School Crashers grant. For some students with exceptionalities, traditional classrooms can be overstimulating. Georgia United Foundation will work with the Mountain View team and Mohawk Carpet to renovate an old classroom space into a sensory room to create a better environment for students with autism and intellectual disabilities.

Rowland Elementary School

Stone Mountain, GA

Rowland Elementary is a Title I school built in the 1960s with over 95% of students coming from low-income families. The School Crashers grant along with a Mohawk Carpet grant, will help improve the media center space with updated flooring, paint and comfortable flexible seating. This media center will become the hub of the school as it’s transformed into a warm, colorful and inviting space for the students to grow their love of reading.

BROOKWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Dalton, GA

Brookwood Elementary is a Title I STEM certified Pre-K through fifth grade school serving 677 multilingual students in Dalton. Each grade level has STEM research-based projects focused on environmental issues facing the Dalton community. Brookwood needs a centrally located environment for all the students to stay on campus to conduct their research. The current courtyard is centrally located and has the potential to be transformed into an efficient, beneficial space to foster the learning for all six grade levels.

West Newton Elementary

Covington, GA

West Newton Elementary is a Title I school serving the largest population of students receiving free and reduced lunches in Newton County. This grant will allow the transformation of the Wildcat Woosah into a specially designed sensory room for kindergarten through fifth grades to receive self-regulatory support. In addition, the grant will allow for Cozy Corner sensory kits to be created for classroom checkouts to help decrease classroom disturbances and inappropriate classroom behaviors. This place will be a great benefit and continue to provide multitiered systems of support for the ethnically and diverse student population at West Newton Elementary.

Rutland Academy

Athens, GA

Rutland Academy serves students from Barrow, Clarke, Commerce City, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Jefferson City, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Social Circle City and Walton with emotional and behavioral disorders which require therapeutic interventions due to the severity of one or more of the characteristics of their disability. Sensory therapy plays a critical role to these students’ success and the School Crashers and Mohawk Carpet grants will provide improvements to the sensory room space where their students receive their sensory intervention therapy.

 

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