The has announced grants totaling $13.7 million to nonprofit organizations working to develop and implement transformative family engagement programs in the field of early childhood education.
Grants were awarded to thirty nonprofits that share the foundation's commitment to family engagement — which the foundation defines as a shared responsibility between families, schools, and communities for student learning and achievement. Selected from a pool of 1,130 applicants — a record for the foundation — the recipients include the ; in Tucson; the in Clarkston, Georgia; in Chicago; the in Oakland; in Topeka; in Seattle; and in Washington, D.C.
"All too often families are not at the table when it comes time to make major decisions impacting their children's education," said Carla Thompson, vice president for program strategy at WKKF. "These organizations recognize that family engagement is a core strategy connected to improving learning outcomes and are working tirelessly to lift up the voices of families in an effort to set all children on a path to success."
For a complete of the grant recipients, visit the Kellogg Foundation Web site.