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1 Foundation for Newark s Future Grants Committed Total Committed to Date: $16,803,448 Strategy School Options Total Investment $3,580,000 Rationale All children in Newark deserve to have access to high-quality public school options, whether through traditional District schools and/or charter schools. Bard High School Early College - $550,000 At this NPS school, students are offered an accelerated curriculum with two years of a tuition free college liberal arts program. Students graduate with a NJ high school diploma and an Associate in Arts degree from Bard College. Newark BRIDGES - $500,000 At this NPS school, rigorous and student-centered alternatives are provided for youth who have left the traditional system in order to nurture their power as learners and enable them to complete high school, college, and be career-ready. Newark Leadership Academy - $500,000 At this NPS school, at-risk, high risk, or formerly out-of-school youth are given the opportunity to achieve academic successes and move on to college and career. Hetrick Martin Institute - $225,000 Planning dollars to open a new NPS High School, Sakia Gunn, that would create an educational environment that is safe and inclusive of all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Big Picture Learning - $175,000 Planning dollars to open a new NPS school, Newark STEAM Academy, that would offer students a curriculum focused on science, engineering, the arts, and technology. Newark Education Trust Innovative Schools Pooled Fund - $250,000 FNF contribution to a pooled fund with the Newark Funders Group that was made available to new NPS school models in Newark including BRICK Avon and the Global Village Zone, among others.

2 Roseville Community Charter School - $350,000 Provides Roseville, a K-8 community charter school, with the financial resources necessary to fund the school's initial scale-up costs, and ensure a successful first two years of operation People s Preparatory Charter School - $350,000 Provides People's Prep, a college prep charter high school, with the financial resources necessary to fund the school's initial scale-up costs, and ensure a successful first two years of operation Great Oaks Charter School - $300,000 Funding to support the growth and professional development of the Great Oaks "Tutor Corps," who provide small group instruction to the school's students as part of its innovative model Princeton Center for Leadership Training $240,000 Implementation of Peer Group Connection, a peer-mentoring program, in 3 Newark high schools (East Side, West Side, and Science Park) Newark Charter School Fund $100,000 This grant will provide the necessary funding to create a new institute that will conduct promising practice summits and a new Principals Coaching Principals pilot program to facilitate building relationships between public charter schools and traditional district schools. La Casa de Don Pedro $40,000 As part of their commitment to Newark's Lower Broadway Neighborhood, La Casa de Don Pedro will partner with McKinley School to provide students with autism and their teachers with ipads. Strategy Teacher Quality and Principal Leadership Total Investment $1,907,000 Rationale Quality teaching is the number one strategy for improving academic achievement among students. Principal and school leadership is one of the strongest enablers of teacher quality. Teach for America - $500,000 Funding to support Teach for America in recruiting, placing, and supporting its corps members in Newark. Teacher Innovation Fund - $600,000 Fund to give cohorts of teachers up to $10,000 in grants each to implement a new, innovative program in their school building that aligns with the demonstrated needs of the school community

3 New Leaders for New Schools - $500,000 NLNS will conduct an "Aspiring Leaders" program with Newark Public Schools and create a school leadership pipeline for NPS. Education Pioneers - $307,000 Funding to support graduate Fellows serving at education organizations in Newark Strategy Community Engagement Total Investment - $3,169,866 Rationale When families are engaged, at home and in community, children perform better in school, and their schools are more effective. PENewark - $2,034,866 This funding facilitated a public will-building campaign that engaged the Newark community in conversations about education reform. Shared Campus Grants - $350,000 Funding to support NPS in facilitating easier transition and greater cooperation among schools at shared campus sites NPS Parent Call Center - $400,000 Funding to support NPS in creating one place for parents to call to answer school related questions, and proactively reach out to the community Equity Grants at Shared Campus Sites - $110,000 Purchase of items such as Smart Boards, air conditioners, and furniture to ensure equity at district schools sharing campus sites with charter schools Institute for Community Peace - $100,000 Establishment and facilitation of a Community Advisory Board to incorporate community voice into FNF's work ireform - $150,000 Funds to support the Parent Academies of ireform, a new organization founded to educate, empower and mobilize Newark parents and community members to support bold changes that will ensure a high quality education for their child Latino Institute - $25,000 This grant provides support for the Latino Institute s Ninth Annual Latino Education Conference. The grant dollars will be used for conference planning and follow-up workshops for parents of Newark students.

4 Strategy Early Childhood Education Total Investment $496,000 Rationale High quality care and early education lay the ground work for future success for all students. My Very Own Library $176,000 Provision of ten free books of their choosing to Newark elementary students at eight NPS schools so they can create their own home library Family Intervention Services $120,000 Family Intervention Services will work to coordinate and align efforts underway in Newark related to education reform, early learning, youth development, and the promotion of strong families and neighborhoods Jumpstart $200,000 Jumpstart is a national early education organization that helps children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be successful in school. This grant will provide them with the planning and scale up funds necessary to bring their successful early learning model to Newark's South Ward. Strategy At Risk Youth Total Investment $280,000 Rationale The challenge of better meeting the needs of Newark s at-risk youth is great and can no longer go unaddressed if we are to keep the promise of all children graduating from high school prepared to succeed in college and a career. Pathways to College - $100,000 Continuation of Pathways to College, a college access program for at-risk youth, at Barringer, East Side, and Weequahic High Schools Newark Mentoring Movement $80,000 FNF is providing startup funding to Newark Mentoring Movement, a new organization that will provide a collective support network to the many mentoring programs in Newark. St. Benedict s Prep $100,000 Funds to support the implementation, codification, and dissemination of the St. Benedict s Prep student leadership model.

5 NPS Operational Excellence Total Investment $7,395,582 Rationale FNF supports the Superintendent in her goal of transforming Newark Public Schools into a service-oriented organization that efficiently serves the needs of students. Education Resource Strategies - NPS Strategic Resource Mapping - $550,000 Funding to support NPS in conducting a sophisticated financial audit to better allocate resources Newark Public Schools Diagnostic and Transition Phase - $2,845,582 Funds provided to support a complete diagnostic of Newark Public Schools and facilitate the transition and opening months of the Superintendent s tenure. Newark Public Schools Technical Assistance - $4,000,000 Technical assistance funding to support NPS Superintendent's priorities to transform Newark Public Schools into a service oriented organization, primarily focused on talent management and human capital, finance and operations, and innovation

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