Sharing Our Commitments

  Photo by Tim Dennell, Posted by Nellie Mae Ed. Fdn.   Over the course of this year, we’ve witnessed the deep inequities in our society laid bare by the two pandemics of COVID and systemic racism. We’ve seen how these forces have disproportionately negatively affected Black, Brown and Indigenous communities. As a philanthropic organization, we…

Reopening New England Schools

Posted by Nellie Mae Ed. Fdn.   As New England communities grapple with what learning will look like in the fall, we’ve sponsored a series of conversations across the region that have invited families, educators, young people, health professionals, and others to discuss what equitable reopening will look like. We invite you to watch recordings…

Educators for Black Lives

Photo by Allison Shelley for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action, Posted by Aharewood   I vividly recall the first time I led a conversation on race in my classroom. The conversation happened on Monday, February 27th, the day after Trayvon Martin was murdered by George Zimmerman. At the time, I was a…

Introducing Our New Community Advisory

Posted by Nellie Mae Ed. Fdn.   In January, we announced our new strategy to make advancing racial equity in public education the central focus of our grantmaking. Today, we are excited to share another important development — the onboarding of our new Community Advisory. We are tremendously grateful to our inaugural Community Advisory, whose contributions last year…