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NOLA Public Schools and DonorsChoose Partner to Raise More Than $2.4 Million For Classroom Projects Throughout the District

NEW ORLEANS (Feb. 19, 2020) - NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) and national nonprofit DonorsChoose have partnered to help NOLA-PS teachers receive additional funding to support new classroom projects and needs. Since the partnership began, schools throughout the district have received an additional $2.4 million to fully fund more than 3,600 classroom projects throughout 82 New Orleans public schools.

“Educators across our community of schools work tirelessly to bring innovative classroom projects to our 44,000 students,” said NOLA-PS Superintendent of Schools Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. “When organizations like DonorsChoose team up with school districts across the country to make those goals a reality, it’s a win-win partnership for all stakeholders, benefiting our city’s children.”

Through the NOLA-PS DonorChoose landing page, teachers are able to seamlessly tap into a nationwide network of donors to request and find support for their classroom projects. Teachers also receive notification when companies are looking to fund new education projects or when there are funding matches that align with their needs.

A few of the fully-funded projects supported through DonorsChoose include:
• Science fair materials for Abramson Science Academy students
• A social justice research library for G.W. Carver High School
• Percussion instruments for KIPP East Community Primary School students
• Project materials for the Benjamin Franklin Science Olympiad Club to use for regional and national competitions
• A trip to New York City for Encore Academy’s Model United Nations team to compete in the National Model United Nations Conference

“We're excited to have NOLA Public Schools as a new member of the DonorsChoose District Partnership Program,” said Founder and CEO of DonorsChoose Charles Best. “NOLA-PS teachers and administrators continue to work hard to make sure students succeed, so far they’ve raised $2.4 million towards classroom materials from donors across the country. We can't wait to see how the DonorsChoose community can support these educators even more through our partnership.”

To visit the NOLA-PS DonorsChoose funding page, please visit:


About NOLA Public Schools:
NOLA Public Schools is the public school district for Orleans Parish, which includes the district’s elected school board, known as the Orleans Parish School Board and the district’s administration led by NOLA Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis Jr. NOLA Public Schools currently oversees 78 public schools. For more information, visit For updates, follow NOLA Public Schools on Facebook @NOLAPublicSchools, Instagram @nolaps and Twitter @NOLAPSchools.

About DonorsChoose:
DonorsChoose is the leading way to give to public schools. Since 2000, more than 4 million people and partners have contributed $900 million to support 1.5 million teacher requests for classroom resources and experiences. As the most trusted crowdfunding platform for teachers, donors, and district administrators alike, DonorsChoose vets each request, ships the funded resources directly to the classroom, and provides thank yous and reporting to donors and school leaders. Charity Navigator and GuideStar have awarded DonorsChoose, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, their highest ratings for transparency and accountability. For more information, visit

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