Nurtured through service to community, leadership is one of the After-School All-Stars’ (ASAS) four national programming priorities, which also include academic and homework support; visual and performing arts activities; and health, nutrition and physical fitness instruction.
School-community partnerships are a strategy that Paul Heckman, associate dean and professor for the School of Education at the University of California-Davis, has long championed. Multi-year funding from the Mott Foundation supported Heckman’s exploratory work developing connections between and among school, families and communities in Tucson, Ariz. more than 20 years ago. This article takes a look at Heckman’s progress and how school-community partnerships are now an important element of the 21st Century Community Learning Center initiative.
For 17 summers, the Mott Foundation has supported a jobs program linking Flint and Genesee County teens with a productive work experience. This year, a grant of $825,000 to the Genesee Area Focus Fund will enable more than 400 young people to prepare for and connect with job opportunities.
Focus: HOPE has worked to fuel positive social and economic change in Detroit since 1968. Mott recently made a $750,000 grant to the organization.
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