WASHINGTON, DC, and BLOOMFIELD, CT -- Howard University School of Education has tackled systemic inequality in education by creating a pipeline of superintendents of color, specifically trained to lead in urban school districts for the past five years. Today, the AASA-Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy announced it received a $250,000 grant from Cigna Corporation, a global health service company, to expand the innovative program.
Equity and Inclusion
NORWALK, CT -- Norwalk Public Schools will launch a comprehensive initiative designed to examine and address educational equity in Norwalk. Starting immediately, the district will partner with Temple University's Dr. Edward Fergus on an eight-month project that will include implicit bias and diversity training. The Collective Impact Opportunity Fund at Fairfield County's Community Foundation has committed to funding the Norwalk Educational Equity Initiative. This invitation-only Fund makes grants to public agencies and non-profit organizations striving to close educational, workforce and other opportunity gaps among children, youth and families in Connecticut.
QUINCY, MA -- Nellie Mae Education Foundation announced their first grant awards under their new organizational strategy to advance racial equity in public education. The Supporting Organizations Led By People of Color grants will provide $100,000 annually for three years to organizations led by leaders of color who are working to transform barriers to racial equity in public education. The Amplifying Youth Voice grants seek to amplify the authentic voices of young people throughout New England, supporting their participation in decision-making that affects their futures. This grant fund will support youth organizing groups with three-year general operating support grants of $52,750 annually, as well as technical assistance focused on building their capacity, power, and voice.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Aetna Foundation, together with the American Public Health Association and the National Association of Counties, today announced the organizations selected to receive a grant as part of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge to support communities that are changing the way they work together across sectors to reduce disparities in chronic disease outcomes.
Initiatives will increase housing supply, generate housing diversity, and improve the process for approving new residential development
NEW HAVEN, CT -- Two grants from the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund totaling $241,500 are intended to help the New Haven Public Schools support racial equity within the school district.