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 commitments to organizations as part of our Supporting Organizations Led by People of Color and Advancing Community School Partnerships grant funds.
Supporting Organizations Led by People of Color
We believe that organizations led by people of color are in the best position to organize and lift up the invaluable voices of students, families, and communities who have been traditionally excluded from decisions made about their schools. These organizations are advocating for racial equity in New England schools, such as: implementing culturally responsive teaching and learning; diversifying the teacher workforce; establishing restorative justice practices in schools; and wraparound services and supports for children, youth, and families.
Advancing Community-School Partnerships
Additionally, at the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, we believe that when schools work in partnership with community-based organizations, students are better positioned to receive the community supports they need to thrive. We know that when community members are welcomed into the school environment and play a key role in decision-making, all young people benefit. Today, we are also pleased to announce grants as a part of our Advancing Community-School Partnerships fund, aimed at supporting community-driven partnerships between districts and their communities to advance racial equity and excellent, student-centered public education.
- La Colaborativa and Chelsea Public Schools — Chelsea, MA
- New Haven Public Schools (NHPS), the Anti-Racist Teaching & Learning Collective (ARTLC), and Students for Educational Justice (SEJ) — New Haven, CT