Universal Children's Day Funding
The CHRC is happy to announce the winners of the Fall 2014 Universal Children's Day Funding Winners. 2014 is the 25th anniversary of the United Nations adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. In April, CHRC called for proposals from Loyola faculty to raise consciousness of children's rights issues via teaching initiatives, events, campaigns, or outreach programs. We are proud to announce that three Loyola faculty members proposals were selected.
Dr. Noah Sobe, Associate Professor, Cultural and Educational Policy Studies at the School of Education. Dr. Sobe will be hosting Dr. Monisha Bajaj, director of the Human Rights Education program and the University of San Francisco. In addition, there will be a workshop "Education and the Human Rights of the Child".
Dr. Daniel Amick, Associate Professor and Engaged Learning Faculty, Department of Anthropology & Institute of Environmental Sustainability at the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Amick is seeking to provide English Language learning instructional materials to be used by Loyola students in teaching English refugee women and children.
Mary Bird, J.D., Director of Public Service Programs at Loyola University Law School. Mary's project will seek to coordinate Loyola's Street Law program with the recently adopted citizenship curriculum in Chicago Public Schools.
We are looking forward to hearing more about their work!
The Center for the Human Rights of Children (CHRC) at Loyola University Chicago supports funding opportunities for Loyola University Chicago faculty in the areas of children’s rights issues. The purpose of this funding is to make strides in the promotion of the human rights of children in the U.S. and around the world. The CHRC has funding available for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 terms, which can be used to support events or outreach programs related to children’s rights issues.
November 14, 2014 is Universal Children’s Day. Universal Children’s Day 2014 is particularly significant, marking the 25th Anniversary of United Nations adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). As part of the 25th anniversary of the CRC, the CHRC will be issuing awards of up to $500 each to be used for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 terms. These awards can be used to raise consciousness of children’s rights issues via teaching initiatives, events, campaigns, or outreach programs. Possible projects where funds can be applied to include inviting a speaker to campus, hosting a film screening, or to incorporating a new children’s rights component/module to an existing event, program, or course.
If you are interested in applying, please submit an application, which can be found by clicking the link: Universal Children's Day, CHRC Funding. The application should include a brief description of your project (500 words or less), date of event or when program would be conducted, estimated budget, how it supports the CHRC mission, and the desired outcome of the initiative.
Applications for the Spring 2015 term are due September 10, 2014. Please email Spring 2015 applications to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Spring 2015 Children's Rights Initiative".