CCF believes that the prosperity of Los Angeles County’s depends on a well-educated workforce and realizing the potential of future generations. All too often, underrepresented students lack access to quality pre-kindergarten education experiences, high-quality learning environments and sufficient educational resources that will enable them to thrive. Our goal is to address disparities in student achievement, college readiness and college success for low-income, minority and English learner students, throughout the education pipeline, countywide.
John Garcia III, Ed.L.D.
Program Officer, Education
213.413.4130 Ext. 262
jgarcia [@] calfund [.] org
- Strategies & Outcomes
- K-12 or postsecondary policy analysis, white papers or policy briefs focused on identifying systemic barriers and set of policy/systems solutions for equitable education systems (with an emphasis on key areas such as: LCFF transparency, English language learner achievement, access to college preparatory coursework, K-12/higher education alignment, improving college advising, closing college attainment gaps, etc.) for the Los Angeles County region.
- Educational technical assistance providers focused on improving English Learner achievement through continuous improvement methodologies and networks of schools.
- Parent and student engagement efforts to develop and build the leadership skills of parents and students so they can become stronger advocates for English Learner achievement and/or improved college affordability and closing college completion gaps.
- Research exploring student-centered, deeper learning strategies (contextually relevant, socio-emotional development, project-based learning, portfolio assessment) at schools and districts across LA county that are closing achievement and opportunity gaps.
Q: How much should we apply for? Will we be eliminated from consideration if our request is too high?
A: Education grants range from $50,000 to $150,000 over two years. An applicant should submit a request for any amount it deems appropriate based on the needs of the agency. CCF reserves the right to alter the grant award based on available resources. Applicants are not eliminated from funding due solely to the amount of the request.
Q: If we serve middle school and/or high school students, are we eligible for funding?
A: Yes, middle school and high school support is currently being considered through the education portfolio.
Q: If we focus on computer-based at-home teaching tools are we a fit?
A: Innovative teaching programs for parents and pre-K through fifth grade programs are considered, but the parent engagement strategy is designed to engage parents via a curriculum that allows parents to dialog with an expert or amongst themselves.
- To Apply
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