Our 2011 Education Grantees
Total: 88 grants totaling $1,841,500
Goal: All children and youth should have opportunities to become confident, caring, and contributing adults. To achieve this goal we must improve education outcomes for children and youth in the Bay Area’s most challenged schools and school districts, so that students arrive to school safe, healthy, and ready to learn, succeed in school, and graduate high school ready for work and/or college.
Objective One: Support leadership and professional development for the creation of high-quality, pre-K early childhood programs that will ensure school readiness for our most vulnerable young learners. Total: $485,000
Objective One Grantees
Alameda County Child Care Planning Council
To build an expert group of early childhood leaders who will maximize current funding and prevent the loss of state childcare funding through a community college cohort composed of local childcare administrators.
Bay Area Discovery Museum
To assist the museum’s Connections Program in building capacity to serve low-income, preschool-aged children in San Francisco.
Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network
To support the implementation of Oakland Unified School District’s vision to become a Full Service Community School District by facilitating meaningful parent engagement in OUSD schools.
Building Blocks for Kids/YMCA of the East Bay
To provide assistance to more than 300 families with students in Kindergarten, 3rd, 6th and 8th grades so that there is significantly higher student engagement and academic success.
California School-Age Consortium
To support mid-senior-staff level Bay Area professionals to participate in the Leadership Development Institute (LDI) for emerging leaders of color in the early childhood and out-of-school time care professions.
Catholic Charities of the East Bay
To support immigrant women in West Contra Costa County to move up the Early Childhood Education career ladder.
To help in the production and broadcast of our parent support radio shows: Childhood Matters in English and Nuestros Niños in Spanish.
Coastside Child Development Center
To support its professional development and training program as well as its subsidized child development program, which provides comprehensive services to children from birth to age 6.
Contra Costa Child Care Council
To align preschool curricula with California Department of Education Kindergarten readiness standards and assist licensed childcare programs in Contra Costa County to make quality improvements to their care and early education of young children.
Cross Cultural Family Center
To further develop Pre-K science and nature exploration curriculum as a means for children to become engaged in integrated learning.
East Bay Agency for Children
To minimize social and economic barriers to educational success by providing Family Resource Center services for children and families on the campuses of two Oakland Title I full-service community schools.
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center
To expand Kid’s Club programming to Plaza Adelante and deliver high-quality early learning services to 60 low-income, Latino children, ages 13 months to 4.5 years.
Holy Family Day Home
To support kindergarten readiness, family self-sufficiency, and healthcare access for fragile, homeless populations.
Jamestown Community Center
To support early education programs in early literacy.
Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc.
To support Jumpstart’s San Francisco programming in the 2010-2011 school year.
The Link to Children
To promote the social and emotional health of low-income, high-risk children ages 0-5, thus improving their school readiness.
Metro ECE Academy
To enhance technology access for students in the Metro Academies program to ensure academic success.
To strengthen capacity building within the Leadership Program in Early Childhood in order to educate a linguistically and culturally diverse population of leaders to become effective change agents.
Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
To support a Facilities Specialist position that will ensure health, safety and code compliance for MNC’s comprehensive preschool programs.
Raising A Reader
To grow and support a proven early literacy and parent engagement program for more than 9,000 of the toughest to reach young children and their families in SF and Alameda Counties, with a focus on south Alameda County.
San Francisco Child Care Planning and Advisory Council
To maximize the use of state childcare subsidies for low-income families through the San Francisco Individualized Child Care Subsidy Pilot, by funding the Mission Analytics Group (MAG) scope of work to provide technical assistance, data collection, analysis, and evaluation.
San Mateo County Office of Education
To provide professional development for teachers and families of preschool English Learners with the goal of preparing preschool children, with home languages other than English, to be better prepared for kindergarten.
South of Market Child Care, Inc.
To provide core support to bring exemplary early childhood education programming to families living and working in the South of Market neighborhood, the majority of whom are low-income.
To diversify the early childhood education (ECE) sector by recruiting individuals on welfare and giving them the training, employment, and education necessary to become an ECE assistant teacher through the Learning with Income, Foundations to Teach (LIFT) program.
Wu Yee Children’s Services
To provide early childhood education and family support services to low-income, limited English-proficient, recent immigrant families in San Francisco.
Objective Two: Support policy development to establish, implement, fund, and sustain full-service community schools in our highest poverty and lowest performing public schools and districts. Total: $793,000
Objective Two Grantees
Bay Area Partnership for Children and Youth
To build on the core initiatives of community schools and out-of-school time to develop state and local policies for full-service schools in low-income Bay Area communities.
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula
To support the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula’s after-school program at Taft Community School in Redwood City.
California State University East Bay Foundation
To support educational systems that improve student achievement and economic development in the East Bay region.
To provide core support for the community school partnership programs of the Canal Alliance.
Center for Strategic Community Innovation
To work with at least three Bay Area Community School Network school districts to develop policies that support a community schools strategy.
Coastside Children’s Programs
To provide preschool children with developmentally appropriate opportunities through an emergent and child-centered model, and practice a family support model in which the whole child and family are supported.
Community School for Creative Education
To open and create the San Antonio region’s first full-service community school model by opening and ensuring effective, best-practice implementation of Waldorf-inspired education principles.
Coro Center for Civic Leadership
To help support the evaluation of the Coro Youth Program, Coro Exploring Leadership, and to help underwrite the creation of a three-to-five year structured and sustainable plan to expand the program.
CSUEB Foundation Inc, Promise Neighborhoods
To transform and improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children in Hayward’s most needy areas.
Developmental Studies Center
To provide professional development and leadership support to achieve quality implementation of the Caring School Community program in 30 full-service community schools in the Oakland Unified School District.
E3:Educational Excellence and Equity
To provide student engagement training and support for 20 7th–10th grade teachers in five San Rafael and Novato schools as a part of a multifaceted student and parent leadership program designed to narrow the achievement gap.
East Bay Asian Youth Center
To develop policies to establish, fund, implement, and sustain full-service community schools in high-poverty neighborhoods in Oakland, California.
East Bay Community Foundation
To support the Oakland Unified School District’s transformation to a Full Service Community School District.
Edgewood Center for Children and Families
To enhance school-based support services at Daniel Webster Elementary School with the intent to assess the school’s readiness for adopting a community school model.
Hayward Unified School District
To undergo a planning process to implement full service community schools district-wide to transform our struggling schools, and help all students and their families to achieve 21st Century learning goals.
Lincoln Child Center
To launch and operate a Family Resource Center on the campus shared by New Highland Academy and Rise Community Schools in East Oakland. This project aims to improve educational outcomes by providing resources in one of the Bay Area’s most challenged neighborhoods.
MacCanDo Tenderloin Youth Track Club
To support the track and field clinic project at high poverty San Francisco schools and to support a graduation track meet.
To support developing a “MAGIC” zone to engage children, youth, and families in the Western Addition.
New Day for Learning
To continue leading a citywide effort to develop the policies and practices needed to establish, implement, fund, and sustain community schools, starting with the highest need schools in the San Francisco Unified School District.
Oakland Schools Foundation
To launch a partnership with the Oakland Unified School District to expand the successful Family Engagement and Leadership Initiative across the city by providing targeted on-the-ground support for implementation of the district’s strategic plan.
Oral Lee Brown Foundation
To support afterschool tutorial and mentoring services for students who are currently attending elementary, middle, and high school.
Parent Services Project
To engage families in the San Rafael Community Schools initiative and to promote parent leadership at the site and district levels.
Rosa Parks Collaborative
To build community at Rosa Parks Elementary School by providing vital mental health services, family engagement activities, and bringing the surrounding community into the school to support the full development of the Berkeley community.
RYSE Youth Center
To increase opportunities for academic success for RYSE’s diverse membership, including homeless and LGBTQ youth, youth experiencing and acting out violence, and those formally incarcerated.
San Francisco Beacon Initiative
To support and advance the work of the Beacon Centers at the Beacon site level, systems level, and the field level.
San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center
To support a systemic approach to eliminating the achievement gap in San Francisco public schools for low-income, minority students.
San Francisco Family Support Network
To improve the outcomes for children and youth by ensuring that San Francisco’s families are supported through coordination and networking, policy and planning, promotion of best practice, and technical assistance and training around education, economic, and LGBTQ issues.
San Leandro Unified School District
To create a district-wide Community Schools strategy that involves the district, city, schools, parents, and community partners, including governance and operational structures that meet student/family needs, and promote academic success and community well-being.
San Rafael City Schools
To continue the planning and communications processes for the development and implementation of the Community Schools model in San Rafael.
Super Stars Literacy, Inc.
To support after-school literacy programming at OUSD community school sites in order to improve academic and social development, provide supplemental instructional resources, and support alignment of home and school education.
Team-Up for Youth
To provide 150 Coaching Corps volunteer coaches to East Bay and San Francisco community-based organizations and deliver sports opportunities to 1,500 low-income youth; to create a Coaching Corps “learning laboratory” to test and refine strategies for taking Coaching Corps to scale.
The Tides Center
To provide short-term support and liaison services to TSFF’s West Oakland Initiative, including the McClymonds Youth and Family Center, Evaluation, Coordination of PVF Funds, remodel of the MYFC space, and Education Program investments.
Ujima Family Recovery Services
To provide education, prevention, and intervention services to West Contra Costa County students ages 6-16 who have parents who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol.
Walter T. Helms Community School
To secure staff and consulting resources to help HCP begin to plan Community School expansion at all San Pablo schools and Richmond High School – a collaboration with the City, seven feeder schools, F/CBOs and parent partners.
Objective Three: Support long-term implementation of climate and culture-changing interventions designed to address persistent achievement gaps by disrupting and eliminating the predictive power of race, demographics, religion, or LGBT identity on student success. Total: $563,500
Objective Three Grantees
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation
To work with San Francisco and Marin County high school students in a creative writing project based on the Angel Island Immigration Station poems.
Attendance Works California
To reduce educational inequity by helping schools, communities, and families work together to reduce chronic school absence.
Brown Boi Project
To provide job readiness, college and career counseling, artistic skill building, and leadership development to LGBTQ youth who are masculine at their core, but representative of a diversity of genders, ethnicities, races, and preferences.
Cal Independent Scholars Network
To continue to increase the number of UC Berkeley foster youth students who receive support and services to empower them to be successful in college and in life. Cal Independent Scholars has added a dozen new students annually since 2007, and aspires to maintain or increase that rate in 2011-2012.
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association
To increase culturally competent advocacy, and educational advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the dependency system.
To serve abused and neglected LGBTQ children, and provide them better access to health, therapeutic, and vital educational/school services.
City College of San Francisco, Guardian Scholars Program
To build on a successful model of educational and case management support, for 200 former foster youth attending City College of San Francisco, by providing an academic/career counselor. Case management will include special attention to LGBT youth.
The Community Center Project of San Francisco
To provide business development, workforce development, transgender economic empowerment, and financial literacy to over 2,000 LGBT people annually.
Gateway High School
To fund equity-based professional development and develop community- based partnerships.
To expand the Bay Area roll-out of “Straightlaced” curriculum and professional development tools to empower schools, teachers, youth and families to engage in action-oriented discussions, with focus on issues of homophobia and gender identity, to ensure education equity.
Lavender Youth Recreation & Information Center
To provide core operating costs for LYRIC, an organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQQ) youth ages 24 and under.
Level Playing Field Institute
To support the “Teachers as Leaders” Academy, which will provide professional development and training to Bay Area instructors to support the college aspirations of low-income students of color.
To sustain efforts to increase academic achievement and build college capital for students and families within the Mission-based Superintendent’s Zone schools.
National Equity Project
To support the Leading for Equity programs in Alameda and Marin Counties, which will work with school districts to develop leaders at every level with the will, skill, knowledge, and emotional intelligence to ensure education equity in the classroom and on the school campus.
To implement the academic support and skills building program (year-round) for 75 underserved youth who are behind their grade level.
Our Family Coalition
To work with public elementary schools in Oakland and Berkeley towards LGBTQ inclusive and safe learning environments within an educational equity frame to promote the psycho-social health and safety of all children.
To support the core operations of outLoud Radio, a community-building youth development project that increases the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer young people.
Pacific Center for Human Growth
Core operating support to provide LGBT-competent mental health services for low-income individuals in Alameda County and train graduate-level interns in LGBT specific mental health issues.
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco
To sustain and enhance a network of parents working together to build and ensure quality public education for all children in San Francisco.
Prepare the Future
To support funding for a community organizer to serve the greater San Francisco Bay area by organizing actions by partner organizations and member advocates to support critical education reforms.
Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County
To provide advocacy and education on behalf of LGBTQ youth, seniors, people with HIV/AIDS, and other members of the LGBTQ community.
Ravenswood Cities In Schools, Inc.
To provide educational interventions for all students at the San Francisco 49ers Academy to increase academic achievement and school success.
San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocates Program
To support volunteer advocacy for education services to meet the needs of children and youth in foster care and to ensure the equitable treatment of LGBTQ client youth in foster care.
San Francisco Education Fund
To support a systemic approach to eliminating the achievement gap in San Francisco public schools for low-income, minority students.
San Francisco State, Guardian Scholars Program
To provide housing and other essential services to ensure academic success and independent futures for the former foster youth served through the Guardian Scholars Program at SF State.
Stiles Hall Berkeley Scholars to Cal
To increase the number of Black and Latino students attending UC Berkeley or other top universities, and prepare them to succeed there and beyond by providing comprehensive college preparation for eight years to 75 African American and Latino students.
UC Berkeley, Berkeley Center for Educational Partnerships
To increase college access for low-income, first-generation students by transforming the culture of low expectations, and ensuring that students receive accurate and timely information and encouragement at one comprehensive OUSD high schools.
Up on Top After School and Summer Program
To support a 44% increase in the capacity of Up On Top’s After School program at Tenderloin Community School, Education Equity $15,000 Youth ALIVE! To create a “Culture of Peace” through a whole-school intervention at East Oakland’s Castlemont High, focusing on issues of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and LGBTQ status, as a backdrop for discussing healthy communities.
To support youth organizing initiatives designed to eliminate educational bias and inequities based on race, demographics, and/or gender, or LGBTQ status.