Wisconsin Lutheran College’s FTEA presents “Building Leaders” as CLASS Grant Project

Date Posted: April 8, 2008 

MILWAUKEE – Community Learning through America’s Schools (CLASS) Grant is a volunteer organization run every year by Wisconsin Lutheran College’s (WLC) Future Teachers’ Education Association (FTEA). A grant was submitted to the National Education Association and approved. The project’s theme is Building Leaders and encourages volunteers to engage in leadership opportunities by participating in a diverse range of activities in their communities.

This year’s CLASS Grant committee efforts are being coordinated by Joe Schauwitzer, WLC junior and FTEA Secretary. Participants are made up of WLC students and Milwaukee area high school student volunteers. The list of projects is as follows: April 12-18, a school face-lift project will begin at the Milwaukee Academy of Science. On April 19 students will work with the Wehr Nature Center to clean up Greenfield Park. On April 20, students will help cognitively and physically disabled people with arts, crafts, carnival games and karaoke at the New Friends Spring Carnival held on the WLC campus. The last project, taking place on April 26, is a Hunger Task Force food drive at the New Berlin Wal-Mart.

Participants will be building their own leadership abilities by helping others with a servant leader attitude. By lending their time and talents, volunteers will be contributing in a positive way to the Milwaukee community. “CLASS Grant projects make a positive impact on all involved,” states Schauwitzer. “Students participating in the project will gain interpersonal skills, community involvement experience and experience as leaders. The community benefits from the immediate results of neighborhood cleanup projects and the caring hearts of the volunteers.”

For more information contact Joe Schauwitzer, FTEA Secretary and CLASS Grant Coordinator at (414) 773-5411.