The Education Trust–West is launching a ten month grant program to support and coordinate the efforts of highly effective community-based organizations (CBOs) and civil rights groups who together can effectively advocate for stronger policies and practices that expand K-12 and higher education opportunities to students of color and low-income students with equity at the center.
These grants will be awarded to community-based organizations (CBOs) and civil rights groups to support them in:
Championing issues of equity – including financial aid and access to educational opportunities – in higher education and K-12 systems to close opportunity and success gaps in their respective communities;
Engaging, training and organizing community and student stakeholders to act and mobilize around postsecondary and K-12 priorities;
Educating and informing policymakers and candidates at the state and local level on issues.