Community Foundation Invites LOIs from Early Childhood Education Centers

The California Community Foundation seeks Letters of Interest from childhood education centers in Los Angeles Country for its $150,000 Education Pipeline program grants.

Deadline: May 26 (Letters of Interest)

Through the program, grants will be awarded to provide support for coordination activities aimed at amplifying the work of early-learning advocates, providers, and parent networks. The program also support fpr policy advocacy aimed at building public support for early-learning programs; and parent education, engagement, and advocacy efforts aimed at developing and building the leadership skills of parents. Further, the grants support quality, professional development that provides teachers with the instructional strategies needed to meet the learning needs of diverse student populations

All too often, however, underrepresented students lack access to quality pre-kindergarten learning experiences, highly qualified teachers, and the kinds of sufficient educational resources that can help them to thrive, the foundation said. The foundation’s goal is to address disparities in student achievement by increasing performance in math and literacy for low-income, minority, and English-learner students, from pre-K to fifth grade, countywide.

To be eligible, applicants should be an early-childhood education center that provides high-quality, research-based education to low-income children and emphasizes parent engagement by requiring parent participation on a weekly basis. It also should be an organization that teaches parents of preschool and K-5 students how to become an integral factor in their children’s educational and academic achievement.

Info: https://goo.gl/gdTR91 (NOFA).

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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