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New Profit Invests in Black Teacher Collaborative

New Profit, the venture philanthropy organization, announced today an investment of $5M across five nonprofit organizations addressing economic and educational inequities in communities and school systems throughout the country. These investments are part of New Profit’s ongoing efforts to expand its portfolio of high-impact organizations led by visionary entrepreneurs who center the assets, expertise, and aspirations of the communities they serve.

The unrestricted funding is coupled with tailored capacity-building support over a four-year term to help each organization deepen its impact, broaden its scale, and drive systems-level change.

Along spoke to Wallace Grace, Director of Innovation, about how belongingness is a critical aspect of relationship building for students of color
Along spoke to Wallace Grace, Director of Innovation, about how belongingness is a critical aspect of relationship building for students of color

 Cultivating belonging: Black Teacher Collaborative partner spotlight

Along’s Partner Spotlight blog series highlights an organization that has been instrumental in the research, development, and content creation of Along. This month, we are focusing on Black Teacher Collaborative, an organization that engages and develops a collective of Black educators who support high academic achievement in Black children while preparing them to actively participate in their communities. Along spoke to Wallace Green, Director of Innovation, about how belongingness is a critical aspect of relationship building for students of color. Click to read the article.

 Why Washington needs more Black teachers

A Black teacher helps a Black student with an assignment.
A Black teacher helps a Black student with an assignment.

According to the Black Teacher Collaborative, Black teachers make up just 1.3% of all educators in Washington. U.S. Department of Education data showed that’s far below the 7% national average of black teachers nationwide.

 STATE OF BLACK EDUCATION REPORT

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Dixon, R. D., (2021). A Critical Quantitative Exploration of the State of Black Education.
The Black Teacher Collaborative.


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