Black Students Matter Program for Middle School

Check out their presentation: Pitch Night Presentation Aptos Middle School will be using their 2017-18 Innovation Award to create a B.L.A.C. (Black Leadership in Action for the Community) elective course, develop autobiographical videos that capture and share …

Positive Behaviors in Early Education African-American Males

McLaren Early Education school will use their 2017-18 Innovation Award to develop a support network that creates opportunities for deeper relationship building, knowledge sharing, fun experiences for students, teachers, parents and community members as well as …

Multiple Intelligences Inside and Outside the Classroom

 César Chávez Elementary School will be using their 2017-18 Innovation Award for K-5 “learning showcases” as a channel for students to share their creative projects and talents with the school community. The Challenge The reclassification …

Sense of Belonging for African-American High School Students

Wallenberg High School will be using their 2017-18 Innovation Award for culturally relevant pedagogical professional development and to launch a mentorship program. The Challenge Wallenberg’s African American students reported feeling unsupported both by staff and their …

Confident, Motivated, and Independent Middle School Readers

Visitacion Valley Middle School will be using their 2017-18 Innovation Award to create environments and routines that support their students to accelerate reading comprehension and interest. The Challenge Literacy is the true gate keeper in education, …