On October 29, 2014, Marion Blumenthal Lazan spoke to Bloomington Junior High School about her experiences in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. She and her husband, Nathaniel’s visit was paid for in part by Beyond the Books Educational Foundation. Teacher Kathleen Irvin was move
Previous BTBEF grant winner, Jim Broach of Evans Jr. High School, was featured locally for his SOUL Academy which instills the importance of participating in your community. Read the Pantagraph article.
Beyond the Books Educational Foundation has just awarded 28 grants totaling $36,327 to Bloomington-Normal public school classrooms! Since it’s inception, BTBEF has funded $550,613 to support over 600 innovative projects. Unfortunately, we were not able to fund all of the reque