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Congratulations to Our Erie-Gains Mini-Grant Awardees

Published: 01/11/2022

Students working in Gannon's Goodwill Garden.

Students working in Gannon's Goodwill Garden.

Congratulations to recent Erie-GAINS mini-grant awardees:

Julia Hawkins-Pokabla - $1,950
GU Family Root Program at ECAT
Fourth-year graduate occupational therapy students will provide parent education modules that support pregnant women's stress management, pain management and safe body mechanics at BirthRoot, located in ECAT and/or in GU MS OT lab spaces. Parents who successfully pass these learning modules will receive health management supplies and infant equipment to support family well-being and safe infant development. Families referred to BirthRoot or Erie School District's Parenting Program will be eligible for the modules. The program will begin Spring Semester 2022 and stop at the end of the Spring Semester 2022 for this academic year.

Leighann Forbes - $1,000
Beekeeping in the Gannon Goodwill Garden
The project will take place in the Spring 2022 semester with students enrolled in concept and methods in science and technology course. This project will work with a local beekeeper to introduce early childhood education majors to formal and informal science education through project-based learning in the Goodwill Garden, enhance the Goodwill Garden for use by the local community, including Erie's Public Schools, and engage a local PK-Grade 4 classroom in science learning through Goodwill Garden activities.

Submit your Erie-GAINS mini-grant application:
All Gannon faculty, staff and students are eligible for credit bearing and non-credit bearing projects that include community partners. Projects should benefit residents within the Erie-GAINS communities. Grants cover projects that will occur in Spring and Summer 2022.

Click here to access the grant application and additional information. For more information, contact Erika Ramalho, or by phone at 814-871-5584.

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