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Initiative Grantee Date Amount City State
Build Quality and Rigor of Student-Centered Practices University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh 

The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related research university, founded as the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787. Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.  

Grant Description 

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation is currently funding two Networked Improvement Communities (NICs) aimed at advancing the Foundation’s work to build an evidence base and practical capacity to expand student-centered teaching and learning in New England. Recognizing both the promise and challenges of NICs to support student-centered teaching and learning, NMEF has invested in the University of Pittsburgh to complete an intensive developmental evaluations of the two networks’ initiation, development, outcomes, and dissemination of lessons learned. This is the final year of the NIC funding + final year of evaluation funding. 

10/8/2019 $449,403 Pittsburgh PA
Build Public Understanding & Demand Bend the Arc

Bend the Arc 

Bend the Arc exists to create a just, fair and compassionate America. They are committed to building the America their ancestors came here to find – working to perfect the promise of America as a true land of liberty and opportunity for all. Bend the Arc takes pride in the American Jewish legacy of speaking out against injustice and inequality, and in the work they are doing to build a movement that proudly embraces this legacy. 

Grant Description 

The grant will support FCYO's ongoing youth work that provides resources to youth groups across the US. Aside from grants, FCYO is a convener of youth voice and known for its publications on that topic. This grant will support all of the above. 

10/8/2019 $50,000 New York NY
Build Public Understanding & Demand KnowledgeWorks Foundation

KnowledgeWorks Foundation 

By delivering innovative education approaches and advancing aligned policies, KnowledgeWorks activates and develops the capacity of communities and educators to imagine, build and sustain vibrant learning ecosystems that allow each student to thrive. 

Grant Description 

This grant will support the marketing efforts of the Students at the Center Hub for the 2019-2020 grant year. Details can be found in the MOU. 

10/8/2019 $40,000 Cincinnati OH
Build Public Understanding & Demand Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color

Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color 

The mission of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) is to connect, inspire, support and strengthen school leaders dedicated to the social, emotional and academic development of boys and young men of color. COSEBOC is the only national education organization of practitioners solely focused on promoting the educational success of boys and young men of color. COSEBOC works with all schools – preK-12th grade; public, charter and private; coed and single gender. 

Grant Description 

The requested sponsorship funds will support the launch of the 4th edition of Standards and Promising Practices for Schools Educating Boys of Color. The coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color will host a full day professional development for schools, district and community participants who are dedicated to the affirmative social, emotional, cultural and academic development of boys and young men of color. Two highly skilled facilitator-trainers will engage participants in hands on, scenario based strategies on how to effectively understand and implement the standards as a strong equity focused complement to the Common Core state standards and other district and state assessments that typically are not as culturally rooted and responsive as the COSEBOC Standards. State, District, school, classroom and community organizations will be able to address cultural inequities, bias and any other practice that potentially limits or denies the learner especially those who are traditionally under-served access to excellent education. While intention of the Standards at its origin is to narrow and close the achievement gap that limited the success for boys and young men of color, The Standards have been successfully implemented by schools and communities to serve the needs of All students. In addition, we have evidence that the Standards and the training in their use has also increased the cultural awareness and development of educators and advocates of education. The Standards first developed in 2009 with the research assistance from Professors Pedro Noguera and Edward Fergus , in its 4th edition has updated and included new and promising research and example exemplars for those who experience the training. Given our Massachusetts roots and work in the new England region, COSEBOC seeks the sponsorship donation to support the October 24th launch at City Year Boston. The sponsorship will support the planning, training as delivered by the trainer- facilitators and associated operational costs. 

10/8/2019 $5,000 Waltham MA
Grant Opportunities Youth in Action

Youth in Action 

YIA supports urban teens to reach their personal leadership goals, enroll in higher education, and create positive change in their communities. YIA is a partnership between youth, adults, and community where youth are supported to be at the forefront of creating positive social change. 

Grant Description 

This grant will provide support to Youth in Action to organize parents, youth and families so they have a seat at the decision-making table as the state of Rhode Island takes over the Providence Public School District. 

10/8/2019 $20,000 Providence RI
Build Public Understanding & Demand The Connecticut Forum, Inc.

The Connecticut Forum, Inc. 

The Connecticut YOUTH Forum, a CT Forum program, nurtures high school aged youth in ways that compliment and often go far beyond what their school and home environments can provide. The YOUTH Forum engages 700 teenagers from over 35 Greater Hartford high schools in issue-focused discussions and youth initiated/led activities year-round. Youth are empowered to become effective spokespersons and leaders. 

Grant Description 

At this event put on by the CT Youth Forum, 200+ diverse students from 30+ urban, suburban and rural Greater Hartford high schools will exchange ideas and views on the following youth-selected topic: "Securing our Future" - Politics, voting and creating change. Students will discuss the current political environment and how it affects them in school and in their lives. They will also discuss policies, current events, and issues important to them that they'd like to change, and how they would bring about that change. 

10/8/2019 $7,200 Hartford CT
Build Public Understanding & Demand National Public Education Support Fund

National Public Education Support Fund 

NPESF’s mission, simply stated, is to promote the opportunity for all children to receive an excellent education from birth through college and career.  This purpose is not the province of a singular organization, institution, or moment in time.  It requires many hands – and hearts and minds – working together across generations to continually regenerate the power of public education as the engine for our social progress and economic vitality.  It requires a dynamic ecosystem of community and parent leaders, educators, policymakers, advocates, and funding partners with a shared commitment to inclusive systems for schooling and supports that respect and engage students and families in all their diversity.  NPESF’s strategy is to nourish that ecosystem and harness the power of our collective experience and resources to strengthen and sustain the healthy learning environments that all children deserve and need to thrive. 

Grant Description  

This grant is to maintain our support for and participation in the Partnership for the Future of Learning. 

10/8/2019 $350,007 Washington DC
Develop Effective Systems Designs Great Schools Partnership

Great Schools Partnership 

The mission of Great Schools Partnership is to develop and advocate for sustainable educational policies, effective school leadership, proven instructional practices, and student-centered learning models built on strong community connections. 

Grant Description  

This is an exit grant for support of the New England Seconandary School Consortium that includes all six states in the region. 

10/8/2019 $400,000 Portland ME
Develop Effective Systems Designs TSNE MissionWorks

TSNE MissionWorks 

TSNE MissionWorks provides information and services to build the knowledge, power, and effectiveness of individuals, organizations and groups that engage people in community and public life. The ultimate intention of their work is to create a more just and democratic society. 

Grant Description 

This is an exit grant for general operating support for the CT School Finance Project and all their work on state budget and school funding formula data, analysis, and distribution of that analysis. 

10/8/2019 $133,440 Boston MA
Build Public Understanding & Demand Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy

Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy 

Rennie Center’s mission is to improve public education through well-informed decision-making based on deep knowledge and evidence of effective policymaking and practice. As Massachusetts’ preeminent voice in public education reform, they create open spaces for educators and policymakers to consider evidence, discuss cutting-edge issues, and develop new approaches to advance student learning and achievement. 

Grant Description  

The Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy (Rennie Center) will conduct a public opinion poll to assess understanding of evidence-based strategies for advancing personalized, competency-based learning experiences. 

10/8/2019 $29,411 Boston MA