Scholarship Recipient’s Internship Becomes Real Life Experience

Zac Wobschall, a 2010 L.I.F.T. Scholarship recipient, who is an art student at the Herron School of Art and Design, at IUPUI, was looking for an internship to explore career paths when he graduates with his art degree. Justin Shimp, the producer at SmallBox Web Design, the web design company for the L.I.F.T. Foundation website, gave Zac the opportunity to shadow him this semester. It soon became evident that Zac was very talented and learned quickly. Justin and Susan Kozlowski, the L.I.F.T. Foundation trustee, agreed Zac could handle both copy and photo editing of the ...

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L.I.F.T. Foundation Receives Perpetual Donation

IinMM Productions, a Los Angeles based multi-faceted production company, who believes in entrepreneurship and young people following their dreams, has committed to the Robert and Susan Kozlowski L.I.F.T. Foundation a yearly donation of $50,000.00. This generous donation will be used for scholarships and programs in Los Angeles area schools starting 2013-2014 academic year. Founded in the Summer of 2012, 1inMM Productions is a company that specializes in commercially viable feature-length film production accompanied by an acquisition and distribution division. Their ...

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Pike Township Schools Have L.I.F.T. Teacher Grants

As another school year begins the L.I.F.T. Foundation is proud to offer L.I.F.T. Teacher Grants to teachers K-12 in Pike Township Schools. Teachers can apply for the grants offering up to $1500.00 for interactive student centered programs. Grant applications will be accepted through March 12th, 2012. The first grant has been awarded to Krista Clanin, a middle school reading teacher at New Augusta North in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her goal is to promote non-fiction readers in her 7th grade classes, enhancing reading, science, and social studies skills. She has found that ...

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Bi-Yearly Dinner with Scholarship Recipients Becomes A Tradition

What fun to have the scholarship students meet one another and share their stories! What started as a one time dinner get-to-together has turned into a tradition. Ms. Kozlowski and all ten of the scholarship recipients have dinner to meet and share their accomplishments and have honest conversations about their college experiences. It is a time to celebrate and a time for each to mentor one another as they discuss any questions and concerns they faced, as well as share their achievements. Younger scholars learn from those more experienced and all share what they may do to ...

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Susan Kozlowski and The L.I.F.T. Foundation Honored

Susan Kozlowski and Robert and Susan Kozlowski L.I.F.T. Foundation were recognized for the foundations work in support of youth through educational initiatives in Indianapolis. On December 8, 2012 the Indianapolis Professional Association honored Ms. Kozlowski and the L.I.F.T. Foundation during their Annual Youth Empowerment breakfast at the Marten House Hotel and Lilly Conference Center in Indianapolis. They were recognized for their scholarship and mentoring work with young people. Pike High School has had ten students in the past four years receive 4-year scholarships ...

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The Robert and Susan Kozlowski L.I.F.T. Foundation Moves to Los Angeles

The Robert and Susan Kozlowski L.I.F.T. Foundation has moved its headquarters to Los Angeles, California. With this move L.I.F.T. Scholarships and Teacher Grant possibilities will be in the Los Angeles area. More specifics will follow. Ms. Kozlowski, the Foundation trustee, will be meeting with administrators, teachers, and other educational foundations in the L.A. area to decide how best to fulfill the mission of the L.I.F.T. Foundation in Los Angeles as it serves students and teachers in challenging educational settings. Susan will continue to mentor the scholarship ...

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Over the Years L.I.F.T. Teacher Grants Have Had Far Reaching Effects

L.I.F.T. Teacher Grants have had far reaching effects in the classroom from elementary through high school. The Robert and Susan Kozlowski L.I.F.T. Foundation offered teacher grants to the teachers of the Metropolitan School District Schools from 2008- 2012. The only criteria was that the programs had to be student centered, interactive programs. Over the course of this time the grants were as diverse as the students served. One grant supplied guitars and equipment so a teacher could teach guitar using math to elementary school students. Another grant bought materials and ...

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First Scholarship Recipent Graduates

Nicole Rios, one of two 2009 L.I.F.T. Scholarship recipients graduated from Purdue University, December 2012. Nicole graduated with a BS in Psychology and a BA in Spanish all in three and one-half years, an accomplishment anyone in education knows is amazing in itself! During her years at Purdue University Nicole was an outreach assistant for the Military Family Research Institute preparing different events throughout Indiana for military families. She also worked closely with the Star Behavioral Health Providers who train clinicians to become prepared to treat military ...

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L.I.F.T. Mini-Grants Helping Teachers in Pike Township and Indianapolis Public Schools

Mini-Grants are providing classroom teachers with a little extra help as they try to provide supplies for their students. Some teachers are using the supplies for books, while others are purchasing notebooks for their students or visual materials like posters and bulletin board materials to make their classroom a welcoming environment that provides important educational cues everywhere they turn. This year mini-grants are offered to some Teach for America teachers in Indianapolis, Indiana as well as teachers in Pike Township. These teachers are an inspiration, giving back ...

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Dates Set for this Years NWEA L.I.F.T. Challenge at G.C.E. and C.P.E.

College Park Elementary School will be joining Guion Creek Elementary School in participating in the L.I.F.T. Challenge this academic year. L.I.F.T. mentors will be meeting with students at Guion Creek Elementary starting September 26th after they complete the first set of NWEA tests. Plans are in place to meet with students individually over three days to discuss their goals for this school year, as students work to improve math and reading scores and improve academic excellence. The L.I.F.T., Foundation volunteer mentors will then be at College Park Elementary School ...

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