OEA Choice Trust
Inspiring schools to create healthy
workplaces for all staff
NEW: EDUCATOR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING SUPPORT FUNDING
OEA Choice Trust is making available three million dollars for school districts, education service districts and community colleges to support the health and well-being of Oregon public school employees.
This funding is in response to the emotional toll caused by the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 and rising racial and political tensions. Support funding is NOT a grant and does not have to be repaid.
OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY
The OEA Choice Trust Board of Trustees and staff provide expertise and resources to help Oregon public school employees create comprehensive and flexible well-being programs to build a culture of wellness that becomes the norm. The Board’s strategic directives include: OEA Choice Trust will have a lens of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) internally and externally. Board and staff acknowledge this is an on-going journey. OEA Choice Trust stands in solidarity with its plan sponsor OEA. This is a statement included in a letter from President C. John Larson to OEA members June 2, 2020: “OEA stands in solidarity with those fighting against our country’s long history of racism and oppression, and we are committed to challenging the systemic problems that continue to allow violence and harm against people of color. We will continue to evaluate how our organization can use our power and our privilege to combat the systemic racism that continues to claim black and brown lives, and we will continue to say Black Lives Matter.”
ABOUT OEA CHOICE TRUST
OEA Choice Trust is dedicated to promoting the total well-being of Oregon public school employees. We believe that all school employees, no matter their role, should have the support they need to be well – physically, emotionally and socially. Healthy worksites reduce employees’ stress, boost energy and morale and promote better balance in life – a win for all staff and students.
WHAT WE DO
We think of our work as a journey to well-being that includes:
- Grants, scholarships and professional development for customized employee wellness programs for Oregon public K-12 districts, education service districts and community colleges.
- Resources that include technical assistance, trainings, professional development and coaching that are based on healthy worksite best practices.
- A statewide conference and other gatherings that bring together school employees, health advocates and educators to create healthy workplaces; network with each other; and learn how to connect their colleagues and communities to the benefits of school employee wellness programs.
Choice Trust is excited to announce another opportunity for Oregon public school districts, ESDs and community colleges to apply for School Employee Wellness program funding!
Fall 2021 grant applications are due no later than November 30, 2021.
Mini Grants will also be available this fall for Oregon public school districts, ESDs and community colleges that have established school employee wellness program.
Mini Grant applications are due no later than October 22, 2021.