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Initiatives / Racial Equity Seed Fund / Current Work

Current Work

In the third year of the Racial Equity Seed Fund, we're directly supporting 6 schools each receiving $10,000 to support implementation of racial equity projects focused on equitable literacy and sense of belonging. 

Schools and Community Organizations participate in:

  • Monthly School-Based Equity Roundtable Meetings
  • Root-Cause Analysis around a specific racial equity and literacy problem
  • Develop and implement action plans to advance racial equity and equitable literacy

Collective cohort work includes:

  • 10 cohort convenings (across 2 years) to engage in technical assistance, professional development, and cross-school/ cross-organization learning
  • Collective analysis of conditions that work to advance equitable literacy outcomes and strengthen student/family sense of belonging
  • Collective development of recommendations to build school and district capacity to sustain and scale lessons learned, including policy and practice shifts.