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Initiative Grantee Date Amount City State
Develop Effective Systems Designs Education Development Center
Education Development Center
The mission of the Education Development Center (EDC) is to create learning opportunities for people around the world, empowering them to pursue healthier, more productive lives.

Project Description 
With this grant, EDC will work with the District Level Systems Change districts to support thoughtful planning for continuous improvement and systems change.
 
7/20/2017 $514,715 Waltham MA
Build Public Understanding & Demand Third Sector New England
Third Sector New England
Third Sector New England provides a range of services designed to build the capacity of New England non-profits working to engage people in community and public life.

Project Description 
Third Sector New England will serve as a fiscal sponsor for this grant for work performed by Everyday Democracy. Everyday Democracy will serve as technical assistance provider for communities, districts, organizations and individuals for the school and community engagement project within the Foundation’s Public Understanding & Demand initiative. Specifically, Everyday Democracy will bring its years of experience and public engagement expertise to guide local leaders in facilitating authentic, future-focused civic participation on issues related to public education and the future of learning.
 
7/19/2017 $764,359 Boston MA
Build Public Understanding & Demand Great Schools Partnership
Great Schools Partnership
The mission of the Great Schools Partnership is to develop and advocate for sustainable educational policies, effective school leadership, proven instructional practices, and student-centered learning models built on strong community connections.

Project Description
This grant will support Great Schools Partnership to serve on the technical assistance teams in coordination with Everyday Democracy, adding additional support and capacity to those coaching teams working with district and community leadership.
 
7/19/2017 $656,102 Portland ME
Develop Effective Systems Designs New Hampshire Learning Initiative
New Hampshire Learning Initiative
The New Hampshire Learning Initiative (NHLI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization recently formed to serve as a catalyst for innovation in education in the State of New Hampshire. NHLI oversee the efforts and support the scaling of the important work in the state toward a fully integrated, competency-based PreK-20 system that supports all students, families, and educators.

Project Description 
This grant is for the continued support for development of the PACE initiative and its expansion to 25-30 districts, as part of a multi-year effort.
 
7/19/2017 $299,750 Concord NH
Build Public Understanding & Demand National Public Education Support Fund
National Public Education Support Fund
The mission of National Public Education Support Fund is to promote equitable opportunity for all children to obtain a high-quality education from birth through college and career.

Project Description 
This grant will support the collaboration of the Partnership for the Future of Learning and the FrameWorks Institute - guided by the insights being surfaced through field engagement taking place through the Shared Story project - to identify and analyze the counter narratives that the field currently faces and, together, develop and test new recommendations that communicators can use to stand up to these new narratives and advance progressive education reform.
 
7/19/2017 $125,000 Washington DC
Build Public Understanding & Demand Youth in Action
Youth in Action
Youth in Action (YIA) provides Providence youth with pathways through the integration of leadership opportunities, community change projects, academic support, and mentoring.

Project Description 
This grant will continue to support Youth in Action’s involvement in NEYON, the Youth Leadership Institute, and contribute to solidifying youth support of student-centered learning.
 
7/19/2017 $30,000 Providence RI
Build Public Understanding & Demand Pittsfield Youth Workshop
Pittsfield Youth Workshop
The Pittsfield Youth Workshop is a nonprofit youth organization committed to providing programs and services that empower youth by helping them to develop useful skills, self-esteem, and meaningful friendships - by involving them in activities that are interesting, challenging, and healthy avenues to self-discovery.

Project Description 
This grant will support the ongoing work of Pittsfield Listens' youth voice and efforts to build out an organizing model that includes intergenerational efforts. It will also support Pittsfield Listens to present two workshops at the Youth Leadership Institute (YLI).
 
7/19/2017 $79,000 Pittsfield NH
Build Public Understanding & Demand School Administrative Unit #6
School Administrative Unit #6
SAU #6 inspires self-driven excellence for all stakeholders through rigorous curricula and effective home-school-community partnerships, emphasizing individual strengths and goals in a safe and supportive environment where all students will learn, grow, and become contributing members of our society.

Project Description 
This is a capacity-building grant for Claremont, NH, which is entering their second year as part of the public understanding and demand engagement project. With this grant, they will work with Everyday Democracy and Great Schools Partnership to implement their engagement strategy, which was developed as part of their year 1 funding. This includes integrating engagement strategies into the district's day-to-day operations, recruiting and developing a local coalition to support the engagement work, and networking with other districts and schools carrying our similar strategies.
7/19/2017 $10,000 Claremont NH
Build Public Understanding & Demand Salem Public Schools
Salem Public Schools
The mission of the Salem Public Schools is to provide each student who enrolls with a sound education, which will prepare that student well for personal growth, continuing formal and informal learning, productive work, and active, well-informed participation in self-government upon graduation.

Project Description 
This is a capacity-building grant for Salem, MA, which is entering their second year as part of the public understanding and demand engagement project. With this grant, they will work with Everyday Democracy and Great Schools Partnership to implement their engagement strategy, which was developed as part of their year 1 funding. This includes integrating engagement strategies into the district's day-to-day operations, recruiting and developing a local coalition to support the engagement work, and networking with other districts and schools carrying our similar strategies.
 
7/19/2017 $15,000 Salem MA
Build Public Understanding & Demand Lawrence Public Schools
Lawrence Public Schools
The Lawrence Public Schools aim to provide students with a rich, high-quality education that enables them to graduate from college or enter the workforce at comparable rates to their suburban peers.  To achieve this, they have adopted a “Four Pillar” vision for excellent teaching and learning.

Project Description
This is a capacity-building grant for Lawrence, MA, which is entering their second year as part of the Public Understanding and Demand engagement project. With this grant, they will work with Everyday Democracy and Great Schools Partnership to implement their engagement strategy, which was developed as part of their year 1 funding. This includes integrating engagement strategies into the district's day-to-day operations, recruiting and developing a local coalition to support the engagement work, and networking with other districts and schools carrying our similar strategies. 
 
7/19/2017 $20,000 Lawrence MA