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Initiative Grantee Date Amount City State
Build Public Understanding & Demand Young Voices 
Young Voices 
Young Voices empowers youth to become confident civic leaders and advocates in their communities. The group teaches youth to understand issues, think strategically, speak out and lead.

Project Description
Young Voices will continue to build public understanding and support for student-centered learning in several Rhode Island schools. The grant will also support their inclusion at the 2018 Youth Leadership Institute.
 
1/31/2018 $30,000 Providence RI
Build Public Understanding & Demand Granite State Organizing Project 
Granite State Organizing Project 
The Granite State Organizing Project (GSOP) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization rooted in faith and democratic values and includes 28 religious, labor, and community organizations representing 40,000 New Hampshire families.

Project Description
This grant will support Granite State Organizing Project's ongoing work to build public understanding and demand for student-centered learning in Manchester, NH. Funds will be dedicated to support youth's exposure to student-centered schools, oversee the implementation of new policies that are the results of their earlier campaigns, and involvement in the New England Youth Organizing Network (NEYON) and attendance at the Youth Leadership Institute.
 
1/31/2018 $30,000 Manchester NH
Build Public Understanding & Demand COMPASS Youth Collaborative, Inc.
COMPASS Youth Collaborative, Inc.
COMPASS Youth Collaborative Inc. is a nonprofit youth services organization whose purpose is to raise the expectations of youth, inspire the lives of families and build peace within the community. In partnership with school officials, parents, the community and other organizations, COMPASS endeavors to equip youth with the skills and attitude necessary for success in school and in life.

Project Description
The grant will support COMPASS Youth Collaborative, Inc.’s efforts to implement restorative justice practices in two Hartford schools, as well as restorative justice training for its youth.
 
1/31/2018 $65,000 Hartford CT
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