The independent policy and research center seeks to transform U.S. education through innovations in teaching practice, student learning, and knowledge building. The foundation is using this funding to extend its Quantway developmental mathematics sequence to two semesters, which it hopes will better prepare community college students seeking to enter the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.
The private research university has combined advanced teaching with artificial intelligence to create online learning environments that afford working and nontraditional students greater flexibility in pursuing college degrees. This three-year grant expands the current offerings by funding the development of a new online introductory computer-science course for dissemination to community colleges, private colleges, and universities.
The community college’s two campuses and community outreach programs serve a diverse student body in an under-resourced, low-income area of the state. This challenge grant is being used to construct a LEED-rated Learning and Conference Center, which expands the nursing program and provides space for specialized learning.
To increase college retention and degree attainment, New Mexico’s largest postsecondary education provider is pioneering CNM Connect, a model project designed to improve student access to integrated academic and life services. With this funding, the college is establishing CNM Connect centers on its five campuses to serve as access points for centralized supports and benefits.
The network of civic leaders is spearheading the advancement of the next generation of great American cities. This four-year grant funds the Talent Dividend Prize, to be awarded to the city that achieves the greatest increase in the number of college degrees granted per 1,000 residents over the next three years.
The network of civic leaders is spearheading the advancement of the next generation of great American cities. This grant supports up to 57 $10,000 challenge grants to 57 cities competing for the $1 million Talent Dividend Prize, which is awarded to the city that most increases the number of college degrees granted per 1,000 residents over the next three years.
Since 1990, the association’s Teacher Education and Compensation Helps Early Childhood Project has provided scholarships and support to help child-care workers complete coursework in early childhood education and increase their compensation. Assisted by this two-year funding commitment, the association is implementing the project in two new states and building a comprehensive data system to collect and analyze information on TEACH participants’ education-completion rates.
The trust, established in 1994, supports the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Africa’s only freestanding pediatric hospital and a key academic training center. It earned this bonus grant when it met its final-year fundraising goals as part of our South Africa Philanthropy Initiative.
The commission’s Head Start program provides early childhood development and education services for low-income and special-needs children and their parents. This challenge grant supports the construction of an expansion facility, allowing the agency to accommodate additional students and offer indoor physical activities designed to reduce obesity and improve children’s health.
The college is dedicated to creating access to higher education for diverse, underserved populations and to anchoring Springfield’s arts district. This challenge grant for a new Creative Arts Commons expands the college’s downtown presence and provides additional facilities space for classes, performances, and outreach programs.