December 16, 2013 in Archive: Past Education Blogs
Helping Children Succeed
2013 was a significant year for education in the Twin Cities including securing $46 million in early learning scholarships through the Minnesota state legislation, and welcoming Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak to Generation Next.
Other exciting work included:
- Launched the LearnTogetherMN website to share progress on the federal grants Minnesota received, such as Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge, Promise Neighborhood, i3 and Social Innovation Fund.
- In partnership with Generation Next, Greater Twin Cities United Way selected and funded six agencies to receive Social Innovation Fund subgrants from the Corporation of National and Community Service to support their education work in alignment with Generation Next’s cradle to career efforts in the Twin Cities.
- We hosted an Education Forum on January 23, 2013 with Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvahlo and New York Department of Education’s Andrea Coleman. The forum focused on innovative education practices locally and nationally.
In 2014, the Helping Children Succeed team is looking forward to providing more opportunities for peer learning and continuous improvement among grantees through various engagement strategies. We will also be launching a new Out-of-School Time funding competition.
Rachel Oberg-Hauser, associate program manager, education
Bharti Wahi, senior manager, education
Naomi Zuk-Fisher, program manager, education