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Initiative Grantee Date Amount City State
Grant Opportunities Institute for Humane Education
Institute for Humane Education
The Institute for Humane Education (IHE) teaches about the interconnected and pressing issues that impact all life – humans, other animals, and the earth – and provides individuals of all ages with the tools to be solutionaries for a better world.

Project Description 
The Solutionary Congress Program provides educators with the tools, strategies, and resources to teach their students to examine complex interconnected issues through a systems-thinking lens and within the context of their subject areas. This grant will support the Institute for Humane Education’s (IHE) first regional Solutionary Congress Program (SCP) event.
 
3/16/2018 $5,000 Surry ME
Grant Opportunities University of New Hampshire
University of New Hampshire
The University of New Hampshire combines the living and learning environment of a New England liberal arts college with the breadth, spirit of discovery, and civic commitment of a land-grant research institution.

Project Description 
This sponsorship will support NH Listens to host a Student Voice Summit in March 2018. The event is jointly designed by NH Listens and the NH Institute for Civics Education. The purpose of the event is to bring together students, educators and community members from 15+ high schools across the state to foster new and effective approaches to amplifying and employing student voice in school governance, curriculum design and delivery, and community engagement.
 
3/16/2018 $5,000 Durham NH
Build Public Understanding & Demand Project LEARN, Inc.
Project LEARN, Inc.
Project LEARN aims to create a culture of engagement and philanthropy for alumni, parents, friends, corporations, foundations, staff, and others in support of the Lowell Public Schools by building, cultivating, and stewarding long-lasting relationships to secure supplemental financial support to advance the mission of the Lowell Public Schools.

Project Description 
As part of this grant, district leaders work closely with coaching teams from Everyday Democracy and Great Schools Partnership to implement the 2017 community engagement plan. This grant will focus on building the capacity of the district to design, execute, and sustain authentic student, family and community engagement strategies for the purposes of shaping and influencing the future of learning in Lowell. 
 
3/16/2018 $25,000 Lowell MA
Build Public Understanding & Demand Westbrook School Department
Westbrook School Department
The mission of the Westbrook School Department is to provide an educational environment designed to encourage each student to acquire the necessary skills and perspectives needed for a meaningful life and career.

Project Description 
This is a Year 4 grant for continued implementation of the engagement plan the Westbrook School Department developed in Year 1 and refined in Year 2 and 3. Year 4 will focus on sustainability, as well as supporting student voice, strengthening relationships and involvement of immigrant families, and connecting engagement with the implementation of proficiency-based learning.
 
3/6/2018 $10,000 Westbrook ME
Build Public Understanding & Demand Dover School District
Dover School District
The Dover School District aims to provide its students with high quality education that will enable them to be successful in life after high school.

Project Description 
Through this grant, district leaders will implement the revised and enhanced student, family, and community engagement plan. Specifically, the district will continue to develop and strengthen a diverse coalition to lead and implement the engagement plan, integrate community engagement strategies into the day-to-day operations of the district, and share learnings with similar districts.
 
3/6/2018 $10,000 Dover NH
Build Public Understanding & Demand Chittendon Central Supervisory Union
Chittendon Central Supervisory Union
Chittenden Central Supervisory Union, is a student-centered learning community that looks to maximize available resources through unified, collaborative leadership and be consistently recognized as exemplary, as measured by continuous improvement in the areas of achievement, safe and respectful learning environments, and the promotion of equity for all.

Project Description 
Through this grant, district leaders will implement the revised and enhanced student, family, and community engagement plan. Specifically, the district will continue to develop and strengthen a diverse coalition to lead and implement the engagement plan, integrate community engagement strategies into the day-to-day operations of the district, and share learnings with similar districts.
 
3/6/2018 $10,000 Essex Junction VT
Build Public Understanding & Demand University of Southern Maine-Muskie School of Public ServiceĀ 
University of Southern Maine-Muskie School of Public Service 
The Muskie School of Public Service is Maine’s distinguished public policy school, combining an extensive applied research and technical assistance portfolio with rigorous undergraduate and graduate degree programs in geography-anthropology, community planning and development, public health, and public policy and management.

Project Description 
Through this grant, youth will work to change the current design of student government in Portland's three high schools, and consider how these entities might be reshaped to allow for more accessibility and diversity and more decision-making that affects students’ experiences with education. Youth will also develop a Student Voice App to increase awareness about student government and provide information on district policies that impact students.
 
3/6/2018 $65,000 Portland ME
Build Public Understanding & Demand New Britain School District
New Britain School District
In partnership with family and community, the Consolidated School District of New Britain works to provide the best personalized and comprehensive whole-child education so our students will be prepared for, and positively contribute to, a profoundly different future.

Project Description 
This grant will support district leaders to work closely with coaching teams from Everyday Democracy and Great Schools Partnership to implement the community engagement plan they developed during Year 1. This grant will focus on continued development of a local coalition to lead on the plan, establishing a Welcome Center Hub for the district, and utilizing engagement to address entrenched challenges in New Britain, including chronic absenteeism, lack of diversity among staff, and achieving racial equity.
 
3/6/2018 $20,000 New Britain CT
Grant Opportunities 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.

Project Description 
This grant will support COSEBOC's (Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color) Gathering of Leaders. The event will gather practitioners from public schools and districts around New England to discuss academic achievement and affirmative development of their male students of color.
 
3/6/2018 $5,000 Waltham MA
Build Public Understanding & Demand Middletown School District
Middletown School District
In partnership with students, parents, and community, the Middletown Public Schools cultivates lifelong learning through a collaborative, student-centered, educational model in the context of real world experiences.

Project Description 
Through this grant, district leaders will work closely with coaching teams from Everyday Democracy and Great Schools Partnership to implement the district's community engagement plan. This grant will focus on building the capacity of the district to design, execute, and sustain authentic student, family and community engagement strategies for the purposes of shaping and influencing the future of learning in Middletown. The grant also provides support to continue to develop and strengthen a diverse coalition, ensure that historically marginalized groups are represented, and integrate community engagement strategies in to the day-to-day operations of the district.
 
3/6/2018 $20,000 Middletown CT