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Southern Education Leadership Initiative

Southern Education Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $140,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2014–December 31, 2015
  • Location Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

About this grant

This grant will provide renewal support for the Southern Education Foundation’s Southern Education Leadership Initiative. This internship program will provide a multiracial, multiethnic group of 15 talented students enrolled in southern colleges and universities with valuable experiences in the fields of education, workforce preparedness, and economic growth. Interns will be placed in southern foundations engaged in cutting-edge work related to improving education for low-income students, exposing them to the ways in which foundations 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. It will also have the added benefit of creating a diverse talent pool of students who are interested in working at foundations and other types of nonprofit organizations.