Dear Friends,                           November 2015

We're happy to report that the Mini-Grant applications we've received so far have done just what we hoped: They use Ezra's life, his vision or his books as a springboard to creativity and learning. What a wonderful way to celebrate the man and his work during Ezra's centennial year.
  • If you receive a Mini-Grant and are planning a program for summer or fall 2016, consider sending your final report soon after the program ends. We'll feature as many as we can in 2016.
  • If your program is slated for spring, don't worry. Send us your report on schedule (by June 1, 2017) - the Keats connection will still be going strong. 
In honoring Ezra we honor educators, as he did, who go the extra mile for their students. We want your programs to inspire others to create great programs of their own.
Gallery of Great Mini-Grant Programs
Keats championed children's creative expression, which these projects took to heart: Second-graders in Philadelphia made a mural of Keats-style pictures, and Illinois teens published a zine of their own literary and visual art.
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On the Mini-Grant Tip
Double the scope of your program while cutting your workload in half! Bring on a partner or two - your combined expertise in different specialties could take your project to the next level.

Reminder: Mini-Grant applications for the next school year are due on March 31, 2016. Good luck!


Executive Director
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
Bringing the multicultural, 
 creative spirit of  
Ezra Jack Keats  
into children's lives  
and literature
Coming Soon

EJK Birthday Kit!
Great ideas, amazing projects and simple how-to's guaranteed to bring the party to you and your kids. Find it - free of charge - on our website in December.
EJK Bedtime Stories  
BPL bro is bright
Free Keats book! 
Thursday, November 20
@ 7 p.m.
Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza