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).