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Initiative Grantee Date Amount City State
Build Public Understanding & Demand Meriden Public Schools

Meriden Public Schools 

Meriden Public Schools is located in a small urban city in Meriden, CT. They provide all students with educational opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to lead productive and self-sustaining lives in a democratic, multicultural society. "Success for all students" requires the vision to prepare students for whatever the twenty-first century may have in store. As its student community grows in its diversity, so does the world in which they will live. 

Grant Description 

This grant will support Meriden's two high schools ongoing youth work that started at the 2018 YLI. 

12/21/2018 $8,600 Meriden CT
Grant Opportunities United Way of Pioneer Valley

United Way of Pioneer Valley 

United Way of Pioneer Valley mobilizes people and resources to strengthen their communities. They envision a thriving, caring region where individuals have opportunities to realize their potential, become economically self-sufficient, and contribute collectively to improve the quality of life in their communities. 

Grant Description  

The project seeks to address a root cause of racial inequity by advancing cultural humility among project participants by fostering a lifelong commitment to self-evaluation and self-critique, desire to fix power imbalances where none ought to exist, and systemic approach in developing partnerships with people and groups who advocate for others. 

12/21/2018 $200,000 Springfield MA
Presidents Nowell Leadership Academy

Nowell Leadership Academy 

The mission of the Sheila C. “Skip” Nowell Leadership Academy is to ensure that Rhode Island’s pregnant, parenting and underserved youth graduate from high school with the knowledge and skills they need to be prepared for success in college, career and family life. 

Grant Description 

Funds will support a planning process that will inform a longer-term facility project that will combine Nowell Academy's two campuses under a single roof by September 2019. The planning process will focus on how best to advance racial equity through the facility project. 

12/21/2018 $20,020 Providence RI
Build Public Understanding & Demand Hyde Square Task Force

Hyde Square Task Force 

The mission of the Hyde Square Task Force is to develop the skills of at-risk youth so they are empowered to enhance their own lives and build strong, vibrant communities. They implement a youth community development approach with an emphasis on civic engagement, community organizing and leadership development. Their vision is a dynamic, peaceful urban society where at-risk young  
people acquire the skills they need to succeed in life and to advocate successfully for themselves, and schools and their community. 

Grant Description  

Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) plans to continue its campaign to increase arts offerings for Boston public high school students. 

12/21/2018 $75,000 Jamaica Plain MA
Build Public Understanding & Demand Voice's for Vermont's Children

Voice's for Vermont's Children 

Voices for Vermont¹s Children is an independent children¹s policy research and advocacy non-profit. Voices for Vermont’s Children advocates for policies that enhance the wellbeing of Vermont¹s kids, particularly their most disadvantaged and vulnerable children and youth. 

Grant Description  

This grant will support operating costs for Parents and Youth for Change, the LCP in Burlington and Winooski VT. 

12/20/2018 $45,000 Montpelier VT
Presidents Center for Curriculum Redesign

Center for Curriculum Redesign 

The Center for Curriculum Redesign (CCR) is a non-profit global organization dedicated to improving Education via answering the question: “What should students learn for the 21st century?” The CCR brings together international organizations, jurisdictions, academic institutions, corporations, and non-profit organizations including foundations. It focuses on both designing and propagating new curricula. 

Grant Description  

This grant will support the capacity building of the Assessment Research Consortium (ARC). The goal of ARC is to redesign systems of measuring Learners’ progress, aligned to 21st century competencies and desired education outcomes. 

12/20/2018 $50,000 Boston MA
Presidents Essex County Community Foundation

Essex County Community Foundation 

Throughout ECCF’s history, the Community Foundation has worked to both build assets through donor funds to support the nonprofit sector and to improve the leadership capacity $of those nonprofits to better Essex County communities. 

Grant Description  

This grant would allow ECCF to expand the scope of support it provides to the organizations that conduct enrichment programs that contribute to the success of the LPS "turnaround plan". The goal of GLSF is to significantly impact out-of-school time for youth in Greater Lawrence by encouraging significant support for safe, quality summer programs that enhance social, academic and emotional abilities. 

12/20/2018 $20,000 Danvers MA
Build Public Understanding & Demand Meriden Children First Initiative

Meriden Children First Initiative 

Meriden Children First Initiative offers members of the Meriden community a variety of free services including parent leadership programs and peer groups that further its purpose of improving the educational, social and health outcomes of Meriden children. 

Grant Description  

This work will support Meriden Children First's ongoing work with Meriden parents. 

12/20/2018 $150,000 Meriden CT
Build Public Understanding & Demand Chelsea Public Schools - Five District Partnership

Chelsea Public Schools - Five District Partnership 

The Five District Partnership is a strategic alliance among the Massachusetts districts of Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Revere and Winthrop focused on improving instruction, academic achievement, and professional growth for educators. The 5DP seeks to raise student achievement across five urban districts with a highly mobile inter-district student population by aligning on and cultivating high quality curriculum, performance standards, benchmark assessments, instructional resources, and professional development across the districts. 

Grant Description  

The Five District Partnership is a unique collaboration between the public school districts of Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Revere, and Winthrop. The organization has formally collaborated since 2012 on shared curriculum, teacher resources, benchmark assessments, and professional development for teachers. As part of this work, the organization has worked to build teacher engagement and teacher leadership, and for the past two years has hosted The 5DP Educator Showcase that is the culmination of the teacher leadership work for the year. This is an evening event that celebrates teachers in the five districts and their accomplishments. There are 5 featured speakers who give 10 minute TEDTalk-esque presentations on innovative ideas in their classrooms. 

12/20/2018 $5,000 Chelsea MA
Build Public Understanding & Demand Community Mediation

Community Mediation 

Community Mediation, Inc. (CM) is a nonprofit organization that promotes peaceful communities and just relationships by enabling individuals, families, organizations and communities to resolve their conflicts themselves through mediation, dialogue, training, facilitation and education. 

Grant Description  

This grant will support Community Mediation's operating expenses. 

12/20/2018 $45,000 Hamden CT