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I thought I’d developed a really strong understanding of what teaching was. Inspired Teaching completely tore those notions apart and opened my world up to countless wonderful possibilities.
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Catalogue for Philanthropy Honors Inspired Teaching
As it Celebrates its 15th Anniversary Serving the Greater Washington Region, the Catalogue for Philanthropy is Proud to Honor Center for Inspired Teaching
After a careful vetting process, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected Center for Inspired Teaching to be part of the Class of 2017-18. Center for Inspired Teaching has undergone an extensive review process, and has met the Catalogue’s high standards. Potential donors can be confident that the nonprofits in the Catalogue are worthy of their support. Center for Inspired Teaching’s mission is to transform the preK-12 system by creating changemaking educators, who actively and authentically engage their students.
This year the Catalogue celebrates its 15th anniversary: since its inception it has raised $38 million for nonprofits in the region. It also offers trainings, neighborhood-based opportunities for collaboration, and a speakers series for individuals who want to learn about and engage with the needs, challenges, and accomplishments of our shared community.
This year, reviewers helped select 76 charities to feature in the print edition, 34 of which are new to the Catalogue this year. It also selected an additional 32 nonprofits to be re-featured on its website, and congratulated ten on growing beyond its $3million budgetary limit. The network now includes over 400 vetted nonprofits working in the arts, education, environment, human services, and international sectors throughout greater Washington. (International charities must be headquartered in the DC region.)
“People want to know where to give and they need trusted information. Based on our in-depth review, we believe that Center for Inspired Teaching is one of the best community-based nonprofits in the region,” says Barbara Harman, founder and president of the Catalogue for Philanthropy.
“It is such an honor for Inspired Teaching to be recognized as one of the best DC nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy. Inspired Teaching invests in preK-12 teachers at all stages of their careers through programs that prepare new teachers, strengthen the practice of inservice teachers, and amplify teachers’ work as changemakers. DCPS Teacher of the Year, Jan Schuettpelz, says that Inspired Teaching revitalized her commitment to teaching and helps her create an engaged classroom every day. By highlighting Inspired Teaching’s important work, the Catalogue helps us to reach even more teachers and students in DC and beyond,” says Shelley Fidler, Board Chair, Center for Inspired Teaching.
The Catalogue believes in the power of small nonprofits to spark big change. As the only locally-focused guide to giving, its goal is to create visibility for the best community-based charities, fuel their growth with philanthropic dollars, and create a movement for social good in the greater Washington region. The Catalogue charges no fees; it raises funds separately to support its work.