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Education Summers Youth Leadership Initiative

Southern Education Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $140,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2010–December 31, 2011
  • Location Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia

About this grant

The Southern Education Foundation works to advance educational opportunity by addressing racial and economic inequities and education standards. This grant will provide renewal support for the Education Summers Youth Leadership Initiative-an internship program that provides a multiracial, multiethnic group of talented students enrolled in southern colleges and universities with valuable experiences in the fields of education, workforce preparedness, and economic growth. To date, 103 college and/or graduate students have participated in this program, including 24 interns in the last two years. Mott support will be targeted to place 15 interns in southern organizations engaged in cutting-edge work related to improving education for low-income students. This initiative exposes students to the way in which organizations make programming and grantmaking decisions, the array of nonprofit organizations involved in education-related grantmaking to help low-income students, and career opportunities in the philanthropic sector.