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Initiative Grantee Date Amount City State
Build Educator Ownership, Leadership and Capacity 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 PREST/Telling Our Stories ongoing efforts to eliminate barriers for students of color. A modest part of the budget includes communications support. 

12/13/2018 $74,950 Hamden CT
Build Public Understanding & Demand Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement

Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement 

The purpose of the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement is to strengthen the ability of diverse cultural and linguistic communities to play an active role in the economic, civic, social, and cultural life in the city of Boston. The Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians acts as a catalyst for providing opportunity, access, and equality for immigrants, and highlights the contributions and the essential role that immigrants have played and continue to play in making Boston the world class city that it is. 
 

Grant Description 

This sponsorship is for support of the Boston Mayor's Office of Immigrant Advancement fundraiser, We Are Boston. Our sponsorship will support 2019 mini grants to local organizations that serve Boston's immigrant community. The office's mission is to strengthen the ability of immigrants and Boston’s diverse cultural and linguistic communities to fully participate in the economic, civic, social, and cultural life the city. The office also works to promote the commemoration and public understanding of the contributions of immigrants to Boston. 

12/13/2018 $25,000 Boston MA
Build Educator Ownership, Leadership and Capacity Pittsfield School District

Pittsfield School District 

Pittsfield School District strives to serve the community and its children by creating an environment where life-long learning is valued, excellence is expected and improvement in continuous. They do this by meeting the needs of each student and providing the understanding, encouragement, support, knowledge, and skills each require to meet or exceed the district’s high expectations and rigorous academic experience.  
 

Grant Description 

This grant will support Pittsfield High School's ongoing youth work that initiated at the Youth Leadership Institute.  

12/13/2018 $9,950 Pittsfield NH
Build Public Understanding & Demand University of Southern Maine-Muskie School of Public Service

University of Southern Maine-Muskie School of Public Service  

The University of Southern Maine (USM), northern New England’s outstanding public, regional, comprehensive university, is dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education. Through its undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, USM faculty members educate future leaders in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering and technology, health and social services, education, business, law, and public service. 
 

Grant Description  

The purpose of this grant is the promotion and dissemination of the Student Voice App to increase awareness about student government and provide information on district policies that impact students. 

 

12/13/2018 $10,000 Portland ME
Build Public Understanding & Demand Sociedad Latina

Sociedad Latina  

Founded in 1968, Sociedad Latina provides holistic youth development programming to underserved youth ages 11-21 from across Boston, with a focus on Latinx and Mission Hill/Roxbury residents. Their Pathways to Success model includes complementary programs in their four focus areas: civic engagement, education, workforce development and arts & culture. Sociedad Latina take a culturally-based approach that builds on youth assets and supports them to achieve their goals of college, career and community leadership. 
 

Grant Description  

This grant will continue supporting Sociedad Latina's work in Boston. Funding to share their peers’ experiences about being Latino students, English learners, and students of color in BPS and their vision for a more inclusive, welcoming school environment. After six months and coinciding with the completion of this high school redesign project, our YCOs will present a culminating final video with the funds from this award. 

12/13/2018 $10,000 Roxbury MA
Build Public Understanding & Demand Alliance of Rhode Island Southeast Asians for Education

Alliance of Rhode Island Southeast Asians for Education 

ARISE is a college success and career readiness organization founded to provide culturally responsive, student-centered learning opportunities and supports in areas of college preparation, career exploration, leadership, civic engagement, ethnic studies, social consciousness and paths to the future for Southeast Asian students. 
 

Grant Description 

This is a joint proposal from the Alliance of Rhode Island Southeast Asians for Education (ARISE) and the Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM) to improve equity in the educational system in Rhode Island with a keen focus on supporting the unique needs of Southeast Asian (SEA) youth. This proposal has three components: provide extended and expanded learning in school-based and community spaces that centers the experiences of SEA youth and provides student-centered learning opportunities, assess opportunities to change school systems and culture to better support young people and work with our youth to plan and implement those campaigns, and transform and change school systems and culture by providing youth-led professional development opportunities to school leadership. 

12/13/2018 $74,568 Providence RI
Build Public Understanding & Demand University of Southern Maine-Muskie School of Public Service

University of Southern Maine-Muskie School of Public Service 

The University of Southern Maine (USM), northern New England’s outstanding public, regional, comprehensive university, is dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education. Through its undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, USM faculty members educate future leaders in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering and technology, health and social services, education, business, law, and public service. 
 

Grant Description  

This grant will support the promotion and dissemination of the Student Voice App to increase awareness about student government and provide information on district policies that impact students. 

12/13/2018 $10,000 Portland ME
Build Educator Ownership, Leadership and Capacity Educators for Excellence-Connecticut

Educators for Excellence-Connecticut 

Founded by public school teachers, Educators for Excellence is a growing movement of more than 30,000 educators, united around a common set of values and principles for improving student learning and elevating the teaching profession. They work together to identify issues that impact their schools, create solutions to these challenges, and advocate for policies and programs that give all students access to a quality education. 
 

Grant Description 

In 2019, E4E-CT will support the growing cadre of Teacher Leaders—currently numbering more than 30 across the state—to develop a multifaceted, strategic advocacy campaign that will grow the movement of forward-thinking educators and ensure educator advocacy leads to near- and long-term policy changes at the local and state levels. E4E-CT staff will develop the leadership of members through ongoing trainings and support, including skill-building around providing testimony, writing op-eds, and meeting with policymakers and stakeholders. 

12/13/2018 $200,00 New Haven CT
Build Educator Ownership, Leadership and Capacity Center for Collaborative Education

Center for Collaborative Education 

The mission of the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE) is to transform schools to ensure that all students succeed. They believe that schools should prepare every student to achieve academically and make a positive contribution to a democratic society. CCE partners with public schools and districts to create and sustain effective and equitable schools. 
 

Grant Description  

Over the next year, EduLeaders of Color RI will expand its professional network dedicated to supporting/developing Rhode Island education leaders of color and allies through community events, educational programming, and career development resources. Network members and the general public will be able to attend monthly meetups designed to expand the social capital of educators/leaders of color while connecting them with community organizations and resources that they can use in their spheres of work. Network members can attend events featuring reputable speakers; participate in valuable learning opportunities led by experienced leaders; develop relationships with well-connected individuals; and associate with a growing network of leaders committed to equity. 

12/13/2018 $200,000 Boston MA
Build Public Understanding & Demand Elevated Thought Foundation Inc.

Elevated Thought Foundation Inc. 

Elevated Thought is art-based 501(c)(3) organization that serves, inspires and develops communities through youth empowerment curriculums and city beautification projects. By aiming to make hope tangible - that is creating positive change others see and want to be a part of - they tend to the soil of communities, both morally and artistically, through various art mediums. 
 

Grant Description  

The grant will support Elevated Thoughts ongoing work to strengthen existing structures and frameworks to educate, engage, and motivate youth for greater, more intensive action around magnifying student voice, specifically around the current education they are receiving in the Lawrence Public Schools – and what that education says about the history of education in urban and rural areas. $10,000 of this grant will focus on a communicaiton strategy to build its members capacity to promote thier work. 

12/13/2018 $75,000 Lawrence MA