Take a look at some of the grants that your support made possible in 2020! 


Dan Santat is a #1 New York Times Best Selling Author author/illustrator of over one hundred titles which include “The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend” which won the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal in 2015 will be spending a day at each elementary school during the 20/21 school year.

All Elementary Schools

Dan Santat- Author Visit

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In honor of his service as an ambassador, the UAAA and UA+Ed have given Will the opportunity to give a grant, at his discretion, up to $500 to benefit the Upper Arlington School District. Check back for updates on what he decides to fund.

To Be Determined

UA Alumni Association Ambassador Program


The Color Me Columbus coloring books provide an opportunity for students and teachers to consider works of art in and around their own community. The coloring books offer an opportunity for discussion, reflection and an increased understanding of the visual experience whether we are in class or working within the confines of distance learning.

All Elementary School 3rd grade students

Color Me Columbus

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Innovate K12 is a network of innovative school districts throughout the United States. The program focuses on the quest to solve real problems through discussion, ideation, and collaboration across grade levels.---and it allows student voice to be utilized in new ways.


Innovate K12 Prototype


America to Me examines racial, economic and class issues in contemporary American education through a multipart unscripted documentary series.  The series was screened in 2019/20 with moderated community conversations.

Community Screening

America to Me - Documentary

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The UA+Ed partnered with community organizations and individual donors to provide funding for breakfasts and lunches for children throughout the summer. Thanks to the UA Community Foundation, the Columbus Foundation, The UA Rotary Club, the TriVillage Rotary Club and all of the School District PTOs.


Summer Meals Program





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Contact Us



614-487-5007 ext. 1120 


1950 N. Mallway Dr., Upper Arlington, OH 43221


Online Resources


UA Schools                      UASchools.org

UA Alumni Association   BearAlums.com

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