Classroom Support Team "CST"

The Million Dollar Teacher Project is a non-profit organization that aims to elevate the teaching profession through increased teacher compensation, recognition, and support. Join the Classroom Support Team (CST) and assist with one of the most impactful programs in our nonprofit.

As a CST Intern, you will impact the learning outcomes of dozens of students by supporting the lead teacher. This role provides a variety of exposure to the most important teacher duties. Your goal is to support the classroom environment, use of technology, parent communication, and everyday maintenance tasks to allow teachers and students to engage in the most enriching learning environment possible.

Key Findings and Accomplishments

Thanks to additional support from the Classroom Support Team, we were able to make a difference. Due to covid, allowed hours were restricted for safety through CDC regulations. With the combined contributions of our team, 400 hours of their time was given back to teachers at Madrid Neighborhood, and 300 hours of their time was given back to Granada East teachers. A combined total of 700 hours was given back to both schools in the Alhambra Elementary School District. This enabled teachers more time to contribute to other areas of their work in the class or in their personal lives.

Teachers who participated reported that CST team members made classroom operations run smoother and reduced stress.

Our Impact

Teachers, students, and schools impacted by our initiatives.

Lives Touched

Expanding our outreach and furthering our impact

2,900+ teachers impacted through our programming
Schools saved an average of $99,124 annually
61,000+ students reached through our work with teachers

Teacher Testimonials

Teachers who participated reported that CST team members made classroom operations run smoother and reduced stress.

What are Teachers & CST’s saying

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Growing the Tree

Million Dollar Teacher Tree was first developed in a classroom by students in a program called, Next Generation Service Corps at Arizona State University in December of 2017. These students were tasked by Lloyd Hopkins, founder of Million Dollar Teacher project with developing a project that can potentially become an integral part in helping MDTP achieve its mission. The group eventually developed the original prototype for Million Dollar Teacher Tree—a cutout dollar sign that would be placed in surrounding businesses near the partner school. The idea was pitched to staff members of MDTP during the last of their class, and the project was picked up by MDTP as a new pilot program for the organization. After many months of planning, the prototype was eventually revamped into what it is today, Million Dollar Teacher Tree.

Golden Apple

These apples are intended to provide any sort of Professional Development which, in turn, gifts them with key knowledge to add to their personal skill-set to better work with their students.

As educators, teachers are constantly looking to continually grow in their profession to not only learn how to better connect with their students, but to also make the learning experience much more exciting.

Suggested donation amount range: $10 – $100

Red Apple

These apples are designed to provide the typical day-to-day items in the classroom. Teachers spend can spend upwards of $1,000 out of pocket to have enough supplies yearlong for their students– to alleviate this, the Red Apples were created.

Everyday school supplies include; pencils, notebooks, crayons, hand sanitizer, etc.

Green Apple

These apples are intended to provide a big-ticket item for the teachers. These supplies are typically something that the teachers can use for more than one school year.

Examples include; a class-set of computers or new furniture for the classroom.

Suggested donation amount: $500+