Newell Rubbermaid continues support of school programs
Updated: September 26, 2012 10:00AM
DuPage Children’s Museum received a $10,000 grant from The Newell Rubbermaid Foundation to support bringing math- and science-focused Learning Labs to schools surrounding the company’s Oak Brook center of excellence.
DCM Math and Science School Learning Labs, designed for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, provide hands-on learning experiences in the classroom that lead to mastery of basic math and science concepts and the development of creativity and problem solving skills. School Learning Labs support the elementary school curriculum and are aligned with state and national learning standards in math and science.
Beginning in September, The Newell Rubbermaid Foundation grant will enable DuPage Children’s Museum to provide more than 1,350 elementary school students with a Learning Lab experience. The targeted communities are Elmhurst, Villa Park, Lombard, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, Westmont and Oak Brook, which surround Newell Rubbermaid’s Oak Brook center of excellence, where brands including Sharpie, Paper Mate and Expo are based.
As a result of Newell Rubbermaid’s grant support over the past three years, the Museum’s Learning Labs have impacted nearly 3,900 students and more than 1,174 teachers and parent volunteers throughout 12 different schools.