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Initiative Grantee Date Amount City State
Build Public Understanding & Demand A Better Way Foundation
A Better Way Foundation
A Better Way Foundation strives to help their partners build a future where child well-being contributes to strong families and communities. A Better Way Foundation invests in systemic, holistic and evidence-based approaches that support the positive development of all children.

Project Description
Hearing Youth Voices will focus on piloting a credit bearing college class for some of its members, building an education justice platform and increasing its base.
 
1/31/2018 $65,000 Hartford CT
Build Public Understanding & Demand The Connecticut Forum, Inc. 
The Connecticut Forum, Inc. 
The mission of The Connecticut Forum is to encourage the free and active exchange of ideas in forums which inform, challenge, entertain, inspire, and build bridges among all people and organizations in our community.

Project Description
The CT Youth Forum will continue building awareness and support for student-centered learning in the Hartford Public Schools. They will also work toward student leaders getting extended-learning opportunity credit for their involvement in the organization.
 
1/31/2018 $65,000 Hartford CT
Presidents Data for Black Lives
Data for Black Lives
Data for Black Lives is a group of activists, organizers, and mathematicians committed to the mission of using data science to create concrete and measurable change in the lives of Black people.

Project Description
This grant will support Data for Black Lives inaugural event, the Data for Black Lives Conference. It will also support the on-boarding of a data scientist to assist with data-related projects that emerge from the conference, and preparation and funding for a national convening in 2018.
1/24/2018 $45,000 Cambridge MA
Grant Opportunities Educate Maine
Educate Maine
The mission of Educate Maine is to champion college and career readiness and increased education attainment in the state of Maine.

Project Description
This grant will support the Maine Teacher Leadership Summit at Colby College. The summit will invite 150 Maine educators to gain practical leadership skills to create a growing network of knowledgeable and effective teacher leaders who promote positive change throughout the state, and build capacity for teacher leadership.
 
1/24/2018 $7,500 Portland ME
Grant Opportunities Yale University Child Study Center
Yale University Child Study Center
The Yale Child Study Center improves the mental health of children and families, advances understanding of their psychological and developmental needs, and treats and prevents childhood mental illness through the integration of research, clinical practice, and professional training.

Project Description
This grant is to support the 50th Anniversary Celebration and Symposium of the Yale Child Study Center School Development Program.
 
1/24/2018 $52,000 New Haven CT
Grant Opportunities Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
For over 40 years, The Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) has served as a vital link for the Asian immigrant and Asian American community of Greater Boston. BCNC strives to provide the support and resources needed for participants to integrate into American society, while preserving the community's rich culture.

Project Description
This grant will support The Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center's Annual Banquet, a fundraising event for the organization.
 
1/24/2018 $5,000 Boston MA
Build Public Understanding & Demand Roger Williams University
Roger Williams University
Roger Williams University aims to inspire and educate students to lead fulfilled lives by ensuring they acquire and develop the knowledge, skills and habits of mind necessary to become reflective, responsible individuals who interact with society in mutually rewarding ways.

Project Description
The grant will support CYCLE's ongoing technical assistance to the Lead Community Partners, Youth Voice grantees, the Youth Leadership Institute, the New England Youth Organizing Network (NEYON), and the development of a Youth Advisory Group.
 
1/8/2018 $650,000 Bristol RI
Develop Effective Systems Designs Danbury Public Schools
Danbury Public Schools
The mission of Danbury Public Schools is to develop in all children the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values which will enable them to live a productive and self-fulfilling life and engage in responsible citizenship in a global society.

Project Description
This grant will support Danbury Public Schools to conduct community-wide conversations and focus groups to determine Danbury families and residents’ perceptions about equity in education, its root causes, and why readiness gaps exist.
12/29/2017 $295,000 Danbury CT
Develop Effective Systems Designs Central Falls Public Schools
Central Falls Public Schools
Central Falls School District is an urban school district of 2,900 students and 19,000 residents approximately 10 miles north of Providence. The diverse population is reflected in the student body where over 85% of the students in the district are considered minority, and nearly 70% are eligible for the free and reduced lunch program.

Project Description
This grant will support the Central Falls School District to develop and implement a systemic community engagement blueprint that ensures parents and students are not “tokens” for change, but instead, social and political advocates and leaders of change.
 
12/29/2017 $295,000 Central Falls RI
Develop Effective Systems Designs Manchester Public Schools
Manchester Public Schools
The Manchester, Connecticut school district is made up of 6,800 public school students. The vision of Manchester High School is built on the core belief that all students can achieve at high levels.

Project Description
This grant will support the Manchester Public Schools to: 1) more deeply understand how policies, practices, and school culture contribute to inequities that exist in Manchester Public Schools, 2) create a plan involving multiple interventions, 3) ensure that all stakeholders in the schools and community both understand the historical, negative patterns that have been barriers to equity and support the changes that will lead to having all students graduate college and career ready, and 4) propose pilot interventions that shift systems, practices, and procedures to reduce/eliminate inequities so that all students are college and career ready.
 
12/29/2017 $295,000 Manchester CT