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General Purposes

New Visions for Public Schools

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2010–June 30, 2012
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant supports New Visions for Public Schools in its effort to fundamentally re-envision secondary education in New York City. The grantee’s New Century High Schools Initiative seeks to improve student achievement in 76 New York City public schools and demonstrate that students in urban schools can graduate in large numbers ready for college and careers by creating schools that combine rigorous academic programs with innovative teaching, personalized learning environments, and deep ties to local communities. Specifically, this grant will allow the grantee to: 1) develop schools’ human capacity; 2) build instructional supports in the ninth grade; 3) engage parents and families; and 4) create a college and career roadmap. This work aligns with the Mott-funded report, "A New Day for Learning," which examines the importance of integrating school and community resources in improving student success.