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Initiative Grantee Date Amount City State
Build Educator Ownership, Leadership and Capacity Highlander Institute

Highlander Institute 

Highlander Institute operates in dynamic collaboration with its sister organization, Highlander Charter School, to design and provide research-based, quality educational services that are accessible to all learners, as well as their teachers and families. Institute services are directed at both students and educators, focused on helping students gain ground in language, reading, and math through ‘arms of service’ that include Blended Learning, Expanded Learning, and Diverse Learners. 
 

Grant Description 

This grant funding will continue to help the Highlander Institute to recruit and train a group of passionate and innovative Cohort 5 Fuse Fellows. Fuse Fellows are change agents for their schools and welcome the opportunity to advance the field through their own leadership and instructional innovation.  
 
During the program, Fuse Fellows will be partnered with another school (separate from the one they work in) for up to 2 years, during which they will assess readiness, coach other teachers, and help disseminate best practices based on each school’s specific needs. A major portion of the program involves the coaching of early adopter teachers by the school district’s assigned Fuse Fellow.

10/15/2019 $165,332 Providence RI
Grant Opportunities Rhode Island Urban Debate League

Rhode Island Urban Debate League 

Rhode Island Urban Debate League programs offer a comprehensive toolkit that puts urban students on a fast-track to academic success, college and career readiness, and engaged citizenship. Through twice-weekly debate practices, monthly tournaments, and transformational in-school programs, debaters at our 10 partner schools gain essential critical thinking, research, media literacy, presentation, and social-emotional skills. 
 

Grant Description  

This grant will provide support to Rhode Island Urban Debate League 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. 

10/15/2019 $20,000 Providence RI
Grant Opportunities R.I. Center for Justice

R.I. Center for Justice 

The Rhode Island Center for Justice partners with community groups to protect legal rights and to ensure justice for vulnerable individuals, families, and communities. Their mission is protecting legal rights to ensure justice for vulnerable individuals, families, and communities in Rhode Island. 
 

Grant Description 

This grant will provide support to the Rhode Island Center for Justice 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. 

10/15/2019 $20,000 Providence RI
Develop Effective Systems Designs Rhode Island Kids Count

Rhode Island Kids Count 

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is a statewide children’s policy organization dedicated to improving the health, safety, education, economic well-being, and development of Rhode Island’s children. 
 

Grant Description 

This is an exit grant to support the state policy work of RI KIDS Count. 

10/15/2019 $150,200 Providence RI
Build Educator Ownership, Leadership and Capacity 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 

The Teacher Collaborative fosters collaboration, empowers innovation, and creates meaningful professional learning opportunities for educators in schools, districts, and sectors across Massachusetts. The work is based on a hypothesis that teachers are more likely to realize enduring instructional change if those changes are (a) informed by research, (b) learned and refined in classrooms, and (c) supported by expert facilitation and a community of peers. This project supports the Teacher Collaborative’s three core programs: co-labs for innovation, educator exchange, and virtual network. These programs offer teachers, schools, and districts a way to operationalize high-quality professional learning that advances student and teacher learning. 

10/10/2019 $275,253 Boston MA
Develop Effective Systems Designs Manchester Public Schools

Manchester Public Schools 

The mission of the Manchester Public Schools is to engage all students in the highest 21st Century education from preschool through graduation. Through an active partnership with students, school personnel, families and community, the Manchester Public Schools will create safe, inclusive schools where equity is the norm and excellence is the goal. 
 

Grant Description  

After spending 16 months implementing a racial equity analysis process, MPS and its stakeholders will continue to collectively make sense of the information they’ve gathered, engage folks on next steps, and implement several concrete next steps to addressing identified equity barriers. 

10/10/2019 $125,000 Manchester NH
Grant Opportunities Providence Student Union

Providence Student Union 

Providence Student Union is a youth organization that supports efforts to improve education in Providence RI. Their mission is building student power to ensure that young people have a fair say in improving their education. 
 

Grant Description  

This grant will provide support to PSU 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. The goal is to work in partnership with the Commissioner and the district leadership team to co-create the plan and amplifying the needs of our youth and engage in direct action when necessary. 

10/10/2019 $20,000 Providence RI
Develop Effective Systems Designs Manchester School District

Manchester School District 

Manchester School District is the largest district in New Hampshire, with 13,887 students. It is the mission of the Manchester School District, in partnership with the community, to inspire and empower all learners with the knowledge, skills, and experiences essential for them to reach their greatest potential. 
 

Grant Description  

After spending 16 months implementing a racial equity analysis process, MSD and its stakeholders will continue to collectively make sense of the information they’ve gathered, engage folks on next steps, and implement several concrete next steps to address identified racial equity barriers. 

10/10/2019 $125,000 Manchester NH
Build Public Understanding & Demand Reaching Higher NH

Reaching Higher NH 

New Hampshire has always considered public education a precious civic asset. Their mission is to foster that support for high standards in our public schools, giving ALL New Hampshire children the opportunity to prepare for college, for immediate careers and for the challenges and opportunities of life in 21st Century New Hampshire.
 

Grant Description 

This one-year grant of $150,000 will support Reaching Higher NH from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020 for their work leading the New Hampshire Alliance for College and Career Readiness (Alliance). The Alliance will bring together key grasstops education, business, and community leaders as well as grassroots organizations and leaders from across the state to focus on two coordinated efforts: Policy engagement at the state level that leverages influencers and community advocates; and direct support to communities to strengthen locally-developed and owned strategies to improve college and career readiness. 

10/10/2019 $150,000 Concord NH
Build Educator Ownership, Leadership and Capacity International Association for K-12 Online Learning

 International Association for K-12 Online Learning 

The mission of iNACOL is to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all. iNACOLS envisions a world where all people are empowered to attain the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to achieve success, contribute to their communities and advance society. 
 

Grant Description  

This is an exit grant for support for the CompetencyWorks project of iNACOL. 

10/8/2019 $200,000 Vienna VA