new opportunities grant


Applications are now closed for this grant

OVERVIEW

The New Opportunities grant for ACS educators is aimed to increase access to opportunities by reducing barriers, increasing understanding, and/or expanding resources. This grant is for up to $10,000/year for two years (the school years of 2019-2020 and 2020-2021) and could be used for racial equity training for a school staff, students, and/or families, new opportunities for students (e.g., after school programming), stipends for staff work that directly creates opportunities for students. School teams are eligible to apply with the support of principals.


Priority given to requests that:

  1. Increase and address the needs of marginalized students by redistributing access and opportunity

  2. Pilot a new idea which has the potential to fix the conditions that create inequities

  3. Utilize research and best practice, which includes the lived-experiences of people in the community

  4. Build collaborations with community partners to create efficiencies and sustainability

  5. Have the support of an invested team.


For questions about NEW OPPORTUNITIES GRANT:

Copland Arnold Rudolph
Executive Director
828-350-6139
copland@acsf.org