On Tuesday, September 22, Tuscaloosa Education Foundation's Character Committee awarded seven TEF/HOPE Grants to the following schools:

  • Brookwood Middle School

  • Cottondale Elementary School

  • Davis Emerson Middle School

  • Englewood Elementary School

  • Flatwoods Elementary School

  • Verner Elementary School

  • Westlawn Middle School.

These grants were awarded to schools that are in the HOPE Leadership Institute process for developing a culture of character at their schools utilizing the 11 Character Principles Framework.

We are so excited to partner with these schools!

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If you can dream it, you can do it!

The Tuscaloosa Education Foundation wants to help you realize your classroom, your school or your district dream. We are looking for innovators in Tuscaloosa City and Tuscaloosa County with creativity and drive to dream it and do it, differently. Please connect with us at the link provided below and complete the grant application.

Complete Application for Grants:

Questions concerning the application process can be addressed to:

Dr. Terri


Mrs. Pamela

Important Dates & Information:

Grant application opens on October 1, 2020.

Grant application closes on October 15, 2020.

Grant announcements on December 4, 2020.

Grant Awardee Amounts

  • District – Up to $5,000

  • Schools – Up to $3,000

  • Classroom – Up to $1,500

Grant Awardee Announcement - December 4, 2020

We are excited about your interest and hope to give away up to $30,000 in grants to area constituents. Dare to dream and let us fuel your imagination!

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Tuscaloosa City Schools Superintendent Mike Daria was recently honored for his role in the success of West Alabama's workforce development by encouraging relationships between industry and education.

Gov. Kay Ivey and Alabama Works named Daria as an inaugural Alabama Works Innovator Award winner on Thursday for his work in college and career readiness. The awards were presented during the annual Alabama Works Conference, which was held virtually this year.

Daria's accomplishment was announced in a news release from West Alabama Works.

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