Donors Choose

We were started by a history teacher. 

In 2000, Charles Best, a teacher at a Bronx public high school, wanted his students to read Little House on the Prairie. As he was making photocopies of the one book he could procure, Charles thought about all the money he and his colleagues were spending on books, art supplies, and other materials. And he figured there were people out there who’d want to help — if they could see where their money was going. Charles sketched out a website where teachers could post classroom project requests, and donors could choose the ones they wanted to support. His colleagues posted the first 11 requests. Then it spread. Today, we’re open to every public school in America. empowers public school teachers from across the country to request much-needed materials and experiences for their students. Right now there are thousands of classroom requests that you can help bring to life with a gift of any amount.

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Project: NOW


Project:NOW is a non-profit initiative that stresses the urgency of NOW in executing innovative programs that leverage public and private partnerships, scholarships, mentorship, arts training, and media to increase literacy, college acceptance rates, and entrepreneurial pursuits in the underserved communities we target.

Project:NOW was launched by actor/producer Dale Godboldo  (The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) and his Always In The Club Foundation at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. Our first fundraiser, the Inaugural Legacy Project Dinner, took place on the final day of CGI, and featured the Legacy Award recipient, President George W. Bush. The evening was hosted by “The Good Wife’s” Chris Noth.

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