AMBA Announces Tools for Schools Grant Recipients in Chicago

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AMBA recognizes 12 schools in the Chicago area that received Tools for Schools grants.


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Twelve Chicago area high schools are the recipients of grants from the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) Chicago Chapter. The grants, each awarded in amounts of up to $1,500, are part of the AMBA Chicago’s inaugural Tools for Schools Grant Program. The grants are earmarked to assist schools that offer manufacturing programs with purchasing supplies for manufacturing curricula and professional development. To qualify for this competitive grant, applicants must be located within a 30-mile radius of an AMBA Chicago Chapter member, offer manufacturing curricula in the 2018-2019 school year and bring in a mold manufacturing professional to speak to its students about careers in mold manufacturing. A total of $15,000 was distributed to the following schools: 

  • Buffalo Grove High School
  • Elk Grove High School
  • Harvard High School
  • Homewood-Flossmoor High School
  • J. Sterling Morton West High School
  • Leyden High School
  • Palatine High School
  • Rich Central High School
  • Rich East High School
  • Rich South High School
  • Streamwood High School
  • West Aurora School District 129

The AMBA Chicago Chapter congratulates the teachers and schools that used the funds to purchase perishable tooling, vises, measuring devices, drill bits, machinable wax and tooling, tool holders and other supplies needed for their manufacturing programs.


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