alerus-blogAlerus Mortgage Supports Twin Cities First-Year Teachers

Alerus Mortgage has donated $17,000 to AdoptAClassroom.org’s Twin Cities First-Year Teacher Fund! The generous donation will help rookie teachers across the Twin Cities purchase much needed classroom supplies for the 2016/2017 school year. First-year teachers who register their classroom on AdoptAClassroom.org by February 1, 2017 will receive an equal portion of the funds to purchase […]

teacher-change-lives-2016Win $100 for Your Favorite Teacher #TeachersChangeLives

TEACHERS CHANGE LIVES. You know this, that’s why you already support  teachers and classrooms. We want to collect as many stories as possible about life-changing teachers to help encourage other to give to classrooms this holiday season. HOW YOU CAN HELP: Submit a video talking about a teacher who changed your life. No pressure on […]

yourdollarNew Vendor Alert: Wonder Workshop!

We are excited to announce our newest vendor, Wonder Workshop! You can bring STEM to life in your classroom with these great, hands-on learning tools for grades K-5. Who is Wonder Workshop? Founders Vikas, Saurabh, and Mikal got together in 2012 with an exciting mission: they wanted to make coding fun for kids. They believe […]

pets-of-adoptaclassroom-2Pets of AdoptAClassroom.org

As an online organization, sometimes we wonder if everyone out there thinks robots run AdoptAClassroom.org. We wanted to let you know that we’re real people, with real pets who run our lives. They’re sassy, goofy, and sometimes they define us just a little too well.   Tolkie (Melissa, Program Manager) Well now that you woke […]

welcome-elena-blogWelcome Elena!

We’re excited to announce the arrival of Elena, our new Intern! Elena is a senior at Hamline University, studying Digital Media Arts and International Journalism. She hopes to use her degree to work as a sound designer for animated films and television, but she also has dreams of becoming a foreign correspondent and documentary filmmaker. Ever since she […]

AAC Press Release BlogAlerus Mortgage Partners with AdoptAClassroom.org in Support of Twin Cities’ First-Year Teachers

                     Company donates $15,000 to help teachers equip their classrooms Minneapolis, MN – October 5, 2016 – Minnesota-based, national nonprofit AdoptAClassroom.org announced today Alerus Mortage’s $15,000 donation to the organization’s Twin Cities’ First Year Teacher Fund. The funds are to be disbursed this November to teachers […]

vanessa-hudgens-kohls-blog-2016Vanessa Hudgens’ Big Surprise

AdoptAClassroom.org teamed up with Kohl’s and Vanessa Hudgens to give teachers and students in Los Angeles a BIG surprise during their first week of school. Actress Vanessa Hudgens announced to more than 1,700 students at The Accelerated Schools in L.A. that they would each receive a pair of brand new Nike sneakers. But the students weren’t the […]

First Year Teacher fund Blog 2Help Us Raise a Hand for First-Year Teachers!

Many first-year teachers are walking into nearly empty classrooms this fall, only to find out that they’re responsible for stocking them with supplies. This problem affects both teachers and their students, so AdoptAClassroom.org is lending a hand with our Twin Cities, MN and Columbus, OH First-Year Teacher Funds. With these funds, new teachers working for Twin Cities, Minnesota and Columbus, […]

Beyond the Backpack Blog (1)Beyond The Backpack: Preparing Kindergartners for Success in School

In August, parents make costly back-to-school purchases for their children or students. It’s an annual tradition for many. But many parents are unable to provide their children with supplies they need for school. On Saturday, August 6 Nick Jr., Mall of America and AdoptAClassroom.org alleviated some of the financial burden at the Beyond the Backpack event. Together, our three […]

Subaru Blog Header 2016Subaru Partners with AdoptAClassroom.org to Help Classrooms in Need

Subaru of America is committed to making the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible. That is why Subaru, its retailers, and AdoptAClassroom.org are partnering together this August as part of the Subaru Loves Learning initiative to help bring classroom supplies to students across the country. Each classroom supply kit will include […]

Illustration_BlogA Note from Executive Director Ann Ness

Hello! I am honored to introduce myself as the new Executive Director of AdoptAClassroom.org.  I am very excited to join an organization that has a mission that is both inspirational AND impactful: we give teachers a hand by providing much-needed classroom supplies to help their students learn and succeed. When I tell people that teachers […]

Sheryl Crow quote - BlogBeyond the Rally: A Conversation with Sheryl Crow

In February, Sheryl Crow and AdoptAClassroom.org surprised Kennett High School teachers and students at a morning pep rally. With the help of Farmer’s Insurance, we awarded each teacher $600 for classroom supplies.   Today Show for their Show Heart Today series. After the Pep Rally, Sheryl sat down with Chief Operating Officer of AdoptAClassroom.org, Ann Pifer, […]