The Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood has been awarded a Bush Foundation Education Ecosystem Grant to support the initiative's efforts to help children succeed in school and life.
Education Ecosystem Grants support organizations that help create the environment for the education initiatives of others to succeed. Their efforts contribute to the favorable conditions needed for others to work to reduce educational disparities and improve outcomes for all students. They assist by creating access to critical data, advancing a favorable policy environment and/or shaping and sharing best practices.
“Through the Education Ecosystem Grant, we will walk side-by-side with families to create stable, supportive environments in which children can learn and succeed,” says Muneer Karcher-Ramos, Director of the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood. “Beyond our local impact, we expect to share what we learn to benefit other communities throughout Minnesota and beyond.”
“Efforts toward change in education happen within an interrelated organizational ecosystem,” said Kayla Yang-Best, Bush Foundation’s education director. “Through this program, we want to create the most favorable environment possible for education initiatives—including those of the Bush Foundation—to succeed in improving education outcomes.”