Teachers can get up to $1,000 in matching funds for projects to involve families in student learning under a new program from a popular online fundraising site for educators. The Carnegie Corporation will match money raised by the teachers’ family engagement events through a partnership with DonorsChoose.org.

The goal of the project is to support family engagement efforts and to learn more about what works best, said Carnegie Project Officer Ambika Kapur. Carnegie has committed $500,000 to the initiative over the next year.

To qualify, teachers post a project on the site and flag it with a code for the matching fund campaign. Projects must cost $2,000 or less and create an opportunity for family engagement outside of school hours. Staff at DonorsChoose.org will vet the teacher posts and select projects for the matching program.

Read the full article by Laura Fay about family engagement from The 74