EdVestors Announces $485,000 in Arts Expansion Grants to Boston Public Schools

Initiatives

What We Do

We spotlight and seed school-based efforts with potential for system change through the School on the Move Prize and the Racial Equity Seed Fund and spread impact through BPS Arts Expansion, Zeroing in on Math, and Career Pathways.

Racial Equity Seed Fund

The Racial Equity Seed Fund facilitates a Networked Improvement Community designed to build the capacity of Boston Public Schools to understand, implement, and shape conditions that disrupt and dismantle racial inequities.

Racial equity in education can only be achieved if every child regardless of race or ethnicity has access to the opportunities, resources, and support they need to thrive. We believe that in order to solve racial inequities in education, we must address the root causes of systemic oppression in our schools.

We believe the greatest potential for impact comes from working together in community and meaningfully involving those most impacted by racial inequities and racism in decision making, solution development, and implementation.

We’re partnering with community organizations focused on racial equity, the Boston Public Schools, and Boston University to advance this important work. Together we are:

  • Facilitating learning, providing resources, and leveraging schools’ community strengths and existing funds of knowledge to identify and  address root causes of racial inequities.
  • Building a citywide learning community that centers those most impacted to improve practices, policies, and resources flows that support more equitable outcomes for students
  • Utilize improvement science to measure and understand what works and share what we learn with other schools, district, policymakers, and the larger education field to inform system change.