Projects We’ve Funded

As of Spring 2021, we have supported the professional learning of over 408 Bay Area teachers as part of 83 funded projects.

Year Awarded




Igniting Educator Passion Through Service-Learning

Renaissance Academy of Arts, Sciences, and Social Justice, San Jose Renaissance Academy at Fischer, San Jose Renaissance Academy at Mathson, San Jose Six teachers across disciplines will cultivate a service-learning focus that can help them meet their academic goals and ignite their passions as educators towards addressing real community needs. Team members will work in […]


School of Environmental Leadership: Community Engagement – Climate Equity

Marin School of Environmental Leadership, San Rafael This team of high school teachers seek to learn how to teach through a racial justice lens using cutting edge instructional practices that promote inclusivity, social emotional learning for universal student thriving, and equity building with and centering local Indigenous, Latinx and Black climate-vulnerable communities. The team will […]


PBL Pilot: Empowering Oakland

West Oakland Middle School, Oakland This team of middle school teachers plans to implement Project Based Learning (PBL) at our school. The team will attend trainings with the Buck Institutes and PBL Works to better understand how to design and implement a PBL curriculum. By expanding their knowledge of pedagogy and working across disciplines, these […]


Outdoor Learning Labs

Nystrom Elementary, Richmond Madera Elementary, El Cerrito This teacher team will form a professional learning community that will work to develop, implement, and sustain outdoor learning practices in its school district for the elementary school level (K-6). The team plans to collaborate monthly, attend trainings, and review case studies at nearby school sites who are […]


Operation RISE Above

KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory At this team’s school, every staff member serves as an advisor to a cohort of 12-16 students (a ‘RISE’) from freshman year to graduation. The team of teachers plans to create a professional learning series that codifies the expectations and supports for teaching lessons during daily RISE time, mentoring advisees, […]


Know Better, Do Better – The Science of Reading

Longwood Elementary, Hayward Burbank Elementary, Hayward Schafer Park Elementary, Hayward This team of primary grade teachers strives to learn more about evidence-based best practices to support early reading acquisition for all students, including English Learners and students with disabilities. By attending training sessions with a variety of professional development providers like The Reading League, as […]


Investigating Illuminated Inequities as an Opportunity to Transform

Sherman Elementary School, San Francisco A team of six elementary school teachers will engage with professional learning provider Feathership to create a structure and space for an Equity Centered Professional Learning Community. Feathership will strategically partner with the team and facilitate monthly workshops on radical self-love and anti-racist leadership. Through its learnings, the team will […]


Improving Instruction and Engagement through Spanish Professional Development

East Palo Alto Charter School, East Palo Alto This team of reading teachers has been teaching in East Palo Alto for 7-20 years, and they want to become conversationally fluent in Spanish. Team members will each complete an intensive program of online Spanish tutoring through Verbalicity and attend trainings by the Center for Applied Linguistics […]


Indigenous Voices in the Music Classroom

Oakland Unified School District This team of teachers plans to learn more about the musical origins and current practices of its schools’ indigenous communities and grow its curriculum and practice. The first year, the team will learn from local culture bearers and leaders. The second year the team intends to work with these community partners […]


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Youth Outside

North Oakland Community Charter School, Oakland This team of teachers will engage in an immersive cultural relevancy training by Youth Outside, an organization that advances racial justice and equity by shifting resources to, building power with, and centering the voices and leadership of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Over the course of this two-year […]


Educators Designing History Curriculum Through a Global Lens

Patwin Elementary School, Davis North Davis Elementary School, Davis This team of teachers plans to become globally competent educators through reflection, equity-based curriculum design, and culturally responsive teaching practices. The project includes educators from two elementary sites who will examine and supplement its history curriculum using an equity lens. In collaboration with the UC Davis […]


Important Dates

August 2021 Virtual Kickoff for New Awardees
Fall 2021 LOI Opens for 2022 Grant Cycle

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