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, […]

AI Teacher Appreciation Week - BlogArt Institutes Honors Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, The Art Institutes and AdoptAClassroom.org acknowledged nine Twin Cities teachers for their outstanding work. South High School, Patrick Henry High School, and Highland Park High School each received a $1000 donation to purchase supplies for their honored teachers’ classrooms. The Arts Institutes International Minneapolis President Jennifer Sorenson and AdoptAClassroom.org Executive Director Ann […]

Naz Star Teacher 2016 - BlogStar Teachers Get Quite the Surprise in North Minneapolis

AdoptAClassroom.org celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week with a BIG surprise for teachers. Check out this segment on our local station in Minneapolis, KARE 11 News, to see the surprise in action. On Teacher Appreciation Day, AdoptAClassroom.org joined KARE 11 to surprise five Nellie Stone Johnson Elementary School teachers in their classroom. We were on a mission to recognize “NAZ Star Teachers” and […]

Devon BlogWelcome Devon!

We’re excited to announce the arrival of Devon, our new Public Relations Intern! Last May, Devon graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where he received a degree in Writing Studies with an emphasis in Professional Writing. He hopes to use his degree to obtain a grant writing position for a nonprofit organization. Before joining AdoptAClassroom.org, Devon was an intern journalist for […]

KENNETT, MISSOURI - FEBRUARY 02:  Recording Artist Sheryl Crow and Farmers Insurance Present Teachers at Kennett High School with an AdoptAClassroom.org Grant during a Pep Rally on February 2, 2016 in Kennett, Missouri  (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for Farmers Insurance)Sheryl Crow Surprises her High School with Adoptions on the Today Show

In case you missed it, we were on the Today Show this morning! (Want to make sure you don’t miss our next big news? Join our mailing list). Last week, AdoptAClassroom.org and Sheryl Crow showed up for a surprise Pep Rally at Kennett High School in Missouri. Jenna Bush Hager and the Today Show came […]

TheTodayShowDon’t miss us on the Today Show tomorrow morning!

We’re excited to announce that AdoptAClassroom.org, plus a special guest, will be featured on the Today Show tomorrow morning. Tune to see what an exciting week we’ve had. You won’t be disappointed. Want to make sure you never miss out on news like this? Join our mailing list and never be out of the loop […]

Annual Report 2015 BlogAdoptAClassroom.org’s 2015 Annual Report

As teachers are looking toward wrapping up the school year, at AdoptAClassroom.org we are reflecting on everything that happened during our 2015 fiscal year. Through support of individual, small business, corporate, and nonprofit partners, we made great progress giving teachers a hand. To learn more about our organization and the momentum we’ve built for 2016, take a look […]

JaeaWelcome Jaea!

We’re excited to announce the arrival of Jaea, our new Program Coordinator! Jaea is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where she studied Communications and Family Social Sciences. This fall she received her Master’s in Public and Nonprofit Administration from Metropolitan State University. Her love for nonprofits motivated her to pursue administrative management work. […]