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$100,000 to Ascension Catholic School to develop individualized learning practices and data dashboards measuring student achievement and school climate.
$50,000 to Children’s Theatre Company to support its Neighborhood Bridges program at six Minneapolis Public Schools. Neighborhood Bridges is an in-school theatre and literacy curriculum that uses arts-based teaching techniques to support the development of language and literacy skills.
$75,000 to Close Gaps by 5 (formerly Parent Aware for School Readiness) to advance state policies that increase access to quality care and learning for low-income children under age 5.
$50,000 to Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
to expand its enrollment and support the rigorous academic program, corporate work study, and research-based teaching and learning strategies that it uses to prepare under-resourced students for college.
$100,000 to Ed Allies to advance policy change that ensures all Minnesota students have equitable access to a rigorous and engaging education. Ed Allies launched in 2016 under the leadership of Daniel Sellers, a former middle school math teacher who previously led the Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now (MinnCAN).
$50,000 to Friendship Academy of the Arts, a K–6 charter school in South Minneapolis, to provide professional development that will infuse leadership principles into its instruction, parent engagement and school culture.
$100,000 to Great Minnesota Schools, an affiliate of Minnesota Comeback that launched in 2016, to provide proven and promising schools with technical assistance, helping school leaders develop strategic growth and multi-year expansion plans.
$125,000 to Hiawatha Academies for the continued expansion of its high-performing charter school network in South Minneapolis. Hiawatha plans to add a fifth school during the 2018–19 school year.
$25,000 to Hope Academy, a K–12 Christian school in South Minneapolis, to increase its enrollment by 40 students at the second- and eighth-grade levels during this school year.
$25,000 to Joyce Preschool so it can partner with Hiawatha Academies to open a dual- language immersion preschool classroom for Spanish and English speakers at Hiawatha Leadership Academy–Northrop.
$25,000 to KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Minnesota, a charter school in North Minneapolis, to support its recent expansion to elementary grades and help its middle school students gain the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in rigorous high schools.
$100,000 to the Mastery School, a charter school in the Harvest Network of Schools, to support its single-gender K–5 program in North Minneapolis and its expansion to serve middle school students.
$25,000 to the Minneapolis Community and Technical College Foundation for its “Power of You” program.
$120,000 to the Northside Achievement Zone to engage parents as leaders in closing the opportunity gap for children in North Minneapolis. NAZ works with more than 40 partners — including schools, housing, health and career-support organizations — to stabilize low-income families.
$15,000 to Northside Achievement Zone for its “NAZ Is Working” program.
$50,000 to Prodeo Academy, a charter school that recently relocated to North Minneapolis, to provide a rigorous pre-K–4 academic program grounded in research- based teaching and learning strategies that close opportunity gaps.
$50,000 to Risen Christ Catholic School, a private K–8 school in South Minneapolis, to continue transitioning its academic program to a dual-language immersion model that supports Spanish and English speakers.
$50,000 to Saint Mary’s Mission School, a private school about 230 miles northwest of Minneapolis that serves 100 students from the Red Lake Indian Reservation. The school will use this funding to purchase iPads with reading and math programs for its third through sixth graders and two interactive whiteboards that will be used by the whole school.
$75,000 to the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood for its parent engagement, support services, literacy and early learning efforts with low-income families in the Frogtown, Rondo and Summit-University neighborhoods of St. Paul.
$100,000 to Summit Academy OIC for GED preparation, vocational training and job placement programs that are designed to put low-income people of color on the on the path to living-wage careers.
$75,000 to Think Small to increase the number of early learning providers in the Parent Aware quality rating system, particularly in low-income, immigrant and other underserved communities.
$50,000 to Twin Cities Academy to develop an equity framework, including a culturally relevant curriculum and a stronger structure for parent and community engagement, and to support low-income sixth through twelfth graders on the east side of St. Paul.
$125,000 to Way to Grow so it can serve more low-income Minneapolis families through Great by 8, an initiative that includes high-quality preschools, home visiting, support services, and health and parent engagement programs.

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