SVCF seeks proposals for “in-school” education program funding

SVCF supports the most effective and innovative organizations in our region to solve the most challenging problems and strengthen the common good. Read the information below to find out about our most recent request for proposals. 

Disparities in the quality of education contribute to gaps in student achievement. Teachers are central to improving student outcomes, yet in schools with high percentages of English learners, students of color and low-income students, teachers tend to be less experienced, are more likely to lack full credentials and have less access to professional development and opportunities to learn from other teachers.

Research also supports the importance of rigorous curricula and high expectations as a means to improving students’ academic achievement. However, schools serving a high percentage of English learners, low-income students and students of color are less likely to offer rigorous, high-quality mathematics curricula, and staff are more likely to have lower expectations around student performance.

This education RFP seeks to increase the effectiveness of instruction during school hours and increase the number and effectiveness of extended learning opportunities for students.

The application process opened on Nov. 7, 2016. We will hold an information session for prospective applicants on Nov. 14, 2016, at 11 a.m. Responses to this RFP must be submitted through our online application system, applySVCF, by 5 p.m. on Dec. 16, 2016.