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Initiative Grantee Date Amount City State
Build Public Understanding & Demand Center for Youth and Community Leadership in Education at Roger Williams University
Center for Youth and Community Leadership in Education at 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 
This grant reflects the move of the Community Organizing Annenberg staff from Brown University to Roger Williams University. This two month grant will ensure that technical assistance to Amplifying Student Voice and Leadership and Lead Community Partner grantees is uninterrupted.
 
11/6/2017 $106,300 Bristol RI
Build Educator Ownership, Leadership and Capacity International Association for K-12 Online Learning
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure that all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focused on research; developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access; developing quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education; and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, district and state leaders for new learning models.

Project Description 
This grant will support CompetencyWorks to support acceleration of competency-based models by sharing knowledge and information on competency-based models, emerging policy and implementation issues, and establishing a growing network of people interested and participating in competency-based learning. 
 
11/6/2017 $200,000 Vienna VA
Develop Effective Systems Designs 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 is a continuation grant to Educate Maine to support their efforts to further student-centered learning supportive state policy and resource commitments in Maine, with a new emphasis on addressing the inequities in the field.
 
11/6/2017 $165,000 Portland ME
Presidents New Hampshire Department of Education
New Hampshire Department of Education
The New Hampshire Department of Education's mission is to provide educational leadership and services which promote equal educational opportunities, practices and programs that enable New Hampshire residents to become fully productive members of society.

Project Description 
The grant will support an exploratory trip to gain insight and information about personalized learning environments, with the goal of bringing effective practices back to New Hampshire schools.
 
11/6/2017 $7,500 Concord NH
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. 

Project Description 
This grant will support The Teacher Collaborative to: 1) create a community where teachers can connect with their colleagues to innovate and problem-solve, 2) provide structural supports for innovation, risk-taking, and problem solving that allow teachers to personalize their learning and make a direct and immediate impact on student outcomes, 3) allow teachers to take new and innovative leadership roles in their profession.
 
10/22/2017 $159,322 Boston MA
Build Public Understanding & Demand Hartford Parent University 
Hartford Parent University 
Hartford Parent University, Inc. is a group of dedicated parents/partners who believe that when parents have access to the knowledge and tools they need to effectively support their children’s education, their children will be successful throughout their education and in life. As a result, parents will become engaged and intentional in expecting and supporting quality education for their children in ways that result in improved student outcomes and school improvement.

Project Description 
This grant will support the ongoing work of Hartford Parent University as the Lead Community Partner in Hartford, CT. During the coming year, HPU will continue engaging parents to become involved in building public understanding and support of student-centered learning.
 
10/22/2017 $149,044 Hartford CT
Presidents Avalon Charter School
Avalon Charter School
Avalon School prepares students for college and life in a strong, nurturing community that inspires active learning, engaged citizenship, and hope for the future.

Project Description 
Avalon School students in grades 6-12 will explore, negotiate, and determine how best to spend the grant to support new learning opportunities for students.
 
10/22/2017 $5,000 St. Paul MN
Build Public Understanding & Demand Holyoke Public Schools
Holyoke Public Schools
The Holyoke Public Schools’ mission is to be the first educational choice for Holyoke families by designing multiple pathways where all students graduate prepared to excel in college, career and community leadership.

Project Description 
This is a capacity-building grant for Holyoke, MA, which is entering its first year as part of the PU&D engagement project. With this grant, they will work with Everyday Democracy and Great Schools Partnership to develop a comprehensive engagement plan aimed at reaching a diverse coalition of student, family, and community stakeholders, and to embed the principles of authentic engagement into the district and school priorities and activities.
 
10/22/2017 $20,000 Holyoke MA
Develop Effective Systems Designs Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center is an independent nonprofit organization that provides non-partisan research and analysis of state budget and tax policies, as well as economic issues that affect low- and moderate-income people in Massachusetts.

Project Description 
This grant will support the knowledge and capacity of Mass Budget to work on resource equity and readiness related to the 2018 ballot initiative.
 
10/22/2017 $125,000 Boston MA
Develop Effective Systems Designs National Conference of State Legislatures
National Conference of State Legislatures
Since 1975, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has been the champion of state legislatures. Their mission is to improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures, promote policy innovation and communication among state legislatures, and ensure state legislatures a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system.

Project Description 
This grant will continue support for the Student-Centered Learning Commission of State Legislators, which is comprised of 8-10 states including Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Vermont, Connecticut, and Maine will join in year two.
 
10/22/2017 $224,725 Denver CO