We strive for educational equity, where race, ethnicity and first-generation status are not predictive of post-secondary enrollment, persistence and degree or credential attainment.
Grand Rapids Public Schools
Part of an ongoing relationship to promote post-secondary readiness, access, and success for all students. The support includes funding for Challenge Scholars programming at Harrison Park, Westwood Middle School, and Union High School.
To support organizations working together to implement best practices for providing in-person, academic support of K-12 students and families doing virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations include Baxter Community Center, Boys and Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth, Bridge Street Ministries, Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities, New City Kids, The Other Way Ministries and YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids.
Kent School Services Network
To support the community school model that ensures students have access to physical health, mental health, and human services within their schools.
United Methodist Community House
To explore opportunities for program and operational growth.
Education Trust Midwest
To expand innovative, shoulder-to-shoulder school improvement work with educators in Grand Rapids Public Schools through the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning network.