Open Letter: Teach Us Everything

Posted by Julita Bailey-Vasco   Here at Nellie Mae, we are committed to equitable public education and teaching the truth, and those values are under attack from special interests who do not actually care about our students. We are taking a stand in support of education alongside our partners in this week’s Sunday edition of…

Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month: Our Stories Part One

Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month: Our Stories Part One Posted by Chiara Wegener   As Latinx Heritage Month comes to a close, we’d like to share some reflections from Nellie Mae’s staff and board members on what their heritage means to them. Read these personal and important stories below.     DELIA ARELLANO-WEDDLETON, DIRECTOR OF ENGAGEMENT…

NCRP Honors Nellie Mae Education Foundation with Its “Changing Course” Award for Incorporating Feedback

Posted by NCRP Impact Awards   NCRP HONORS NELLIE MAE EDUCATION FOUNDATION WITH ITS “CHANGING COURSE” AWARD FOR INCORPORATING FEEDBACK Massachusetts-based foundation celebrated for authentically folding in stakeholder feedback and realigning their grantmaking strategies in support racial equity in education.   WASHINGTON DC – Even before organized protests in 2020 reshaped the national debate around racial…

Movement Building

Movement Building, Power, Black Futures, Public Education, and Collective Liberation: A Conversation with Alicia Garza By Julita Bailey-Vasco   Join Nellie Mae for the next event in our #EdEquityTalks series! We are excited to host Alicia Garza, principal at Black Futures Lab and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network. Public education, political education,…

Announcing New Grant Commitments

Announcing New Grant Commitments Photo by Alexander Suhorucov from Pexels Today, on the heels of the start of the first in-person school year for many in over 18 months, we are thrilled to announce grant commitments to organizations that continue the work of advancing racial equity in our public education system. We are pleased to announce new grant…

Nellie Mae Grantee Communications Toolkit

Nellie Mae Grantee Communications Toolkit Download the Full PDFBack to Publications Page September 30, 2021 Welcome to the Nellie Mae Education Foundation Grantee Communications Toolkit! Based on feedback we’ve received from our grantee partners around communications needs, we’ve developed a toolkit for you to utilize to meet those needs. Included in this toolkit: Building a…

Informing Our Future By Inspecting Our Past

Informing Our Future By Inspecting Our Past: Deconstructing Lessons from Ed Reform to Create New Solutions By Julita Bailey-Vasco   Many believe that education can transform people’s lives – with the potential to open up doors of opportunity that had previously been shut. For those who care deeply about social, racial and economic justice in…

We must confront the past to move forward

Posted by Gislaine Ngounou   Here in school districts across Rhode Island, like many across the nation, our schools, our educators and the teaching of truth have been under attack. Tactics by politicians and organizers have been quick to label teaching about systemic racism, white supremacy and whiteness as un-American. But that couldn’t be further…