Janice Pai and Ron Sung, two University of Texas alumni, co-founded Local Schools Local Needs (LSLN.org), a new non-profit matchmaking website where teachers post their classroom needs and community members post what resources and skills they can offer classrooms.
Teachers and students have already benefited from community members who connected with them on the LSLN.org website. During the summer, a community member posted an offer of an old typewriter that a high school teacher now uses in a business classroom. A few weeks later, an elementary school teacher requested spiral notebooks, which led to a neighbor answering with a box full of supplies.
Please visit LSLN.org for more success stories and further information on how you can help local teachers.