The Consortium for Public Education has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation for a 3-year project called “Beyond Recovery, Future Ready Students.”
“We’re grateful to the Foundation for supporting us in an initiative aimed at helping schools better prepare students for a rapidly changing future,” said the Consortium’s Executive Director Mary Kay Babyak.
“This is one of the first grants funded under the new Economic Mobility program in the Foundation’s new 10-year Strategic Plan,” said Foundation Director Sam Reiman. “The Foundation is pleased to support this action-oriented collaboration to help students succeed today so they can thrive in adulthood tomorrow.”
Under the initiative, the Consortium will support a cohort of six districts seeking to improve school design, strengthen family engagement, and increase students’ career-readiness.