Jewish Community Foundation Awards $1M In Grants to Enhance Schooling Fairness

The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles introduced Thursday it has awarded a complete of $1 million in grants to seven native nonprofit organizations to deal with points referring to training fairness.

“The pandemic has exacerbated existing inequities in our education system that disproportionately affect students of color who lack the resources to successfully learn remotely,” JCF President/CEO Marvin I. Schotland stated in a press release. This solely widens an already present training hole which is able to end in a major studying loss that may take years to deal with.

“The foundation selected these outstanding programs recognizing that those closest to the communities they serve are best able to understand and respond to their needs. All of these recipient organizations are based in communities of color with demonstrated track records of service, and strong, impressive leadership.”

The grants are geared toward serving to the nonprofit teams join college students with mentors, give attention to particular wants of younger folks of coloration, enhance entry to well being companies for college students of coloration and their households and assist college students “advocate for their educational needs.”

Recipients of the grants are:

  • Antelope Valley Boys & Girls Club;
  • Bridge Builders Foundation in South Los Angeles;
  • EmpowHer Institute in Westchester;
  • Girls Club of Los Angeles;
  • Heart of Los Angeles Youth Inc.;
  • Social Justice Learning Institute; and
  • Special Needs Network in South Los Angeles.

The funds had been distributed by the inspiration’s General Community Grants program, which is designed to deal with urgent social points. Grants in recent times have been geared toward points together with homelessness, limitations to employment, human trafficking and home violence.

The $1 million distributed this yr is a report excessive for the General Community Grants program, representing a 66% enhance from 2019.

In addition to the grant funding, recipients additionally obtain help from JCF together with skilled growth, technical help and referrals to different funding sources.

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