What is Calling All Communities?
Calling All Communities (CAC) is one of two U.S. Cellular signature giving programs that will support
education in our local communities in 2013. Now in its fifth year, CAC will award a share of $500,000 to
20 schools grades K–12, public or private, big or small, based on their ability to garner online votes from
their community. Schools are free to use the prize however they see fit. The 20 schools that garner the
most votes will each receive $25,000. This total contribution of $500,000 to schools in areas where we
have retail presence is just one of the ways we are working to improve education in our local
When will the program take place?
CAC voting will begin on November 4 this year and run for three weeks, concluding on November 25.
Winning schools will be announced in December.
Which schools are able to participate in this program?
CAC is open to any public or private school grades K–12 where we have retail presence, except home
schools and previous winners (please see Rule 3 of the Official Rules for more detail on school eligibility,
including a list of eligible ZIP Codes corresponding to our retail presence). There is no other requirement
for schools to participate.
How can schools use the award?
Winning schools can use the funding for projects of their choice. Past winners have used their awards
in a variety of ways, including creating a scholarship program, updating technology equipment, starting
an arts or foreign language program, and purchasing new playground equipment. The important part is
that the school gets to decide.
Are schools that are in the same school districts, counties, cities or towns of a previous winning
school able to participate?
Yes, the campaign is open to schools that are in the same school districts, counties, cities or towns of
a previous winning school.