PIQE Named One of 10 $100,000 Grant Recipients

Carnegie Corporation of New York named PIQE as one of 10 grant recipients in the U.S. With Carnegie’s support, PIQE will provide year-long programming of our Signature Family Engagement Program, Educator’s Workshop, Social Emotional Learning program, and Civic Engagement programs to more families and schools in California’s Central Valley region.

This year-long model will strengthen participating families’ ability to positively engage with their children’s education, to understand and support their children’s social-emotional needs, to build collaborative and positive partnerships with schools and educators, and subsequently to assume leadership roles in their communities. Each grant recipient will receive $100,000 over the period of 12 months with the opportunity to renew the grant for a second year

The grants are the result of a request for proposals (RFP) issued by the Corporation last September that focused on family engagement, one of the most influential factors in educational outcomes. Special consideration was given to applicants that have deep roots in their local communities and work to support learning among students of color, multilingual learners, and students from low-income backgrounds. Preference was given to nonprofits in communities that have not traditionally benefited from national funding and have not received prior Corporation support.

“We were gratified by the tremendous response to the RFP, the caliber and creativity of the submissions, and the competitive process that surfaced our new grantees,” said Ambika Kapur, program officer for the Corporation’s Public Understanding portfolio of grants. “These nonprofits are meeting the distinct needs of their communities. They are overcoming barriers and enabling educators and parents to be true partners in helping students thrive. As we emerge from the pandemic, these collaborations will remain essential to student learning and to the nation’s recovery.”

Congratulation to all recipients:

And a BIG Thank you to Carnegie Corporation, a grantmaking foundation, for believing in our mission and supporting new strategies to provide equitable learning for all students.

It takes a village.

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