COSEBOC has been named one of eight organizations across the country to receive a major grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to accelerate inclusive education research. The grants, totaling more than $10 million, “will help validate and measure teaching practices that foster student well-being and belonging, taking into account the unique needs of each community,” according to CZI officials.
The three-year, $1.5 million grant to COSEBOC will support four major areas of work in our organization:
- Deepen evaluation systems for our major programs, particularly the support we provide to schools and districts, the courses focused on the COSEBOC Standards and launching youth engagement programs, and our virtual and in-person convenings;
- Expand and enhance a new youth internship program funded by the Hewlett Foundation;
- Conduct a longitudinal assessment of two successful COSEBOC projects to better understand and document how these experiences impacted the learning and lives of the young men who participated; and
- Build the organizational capacity of COSEBOC and advance our sustainability efforts.
We are grateful for this significant investment in COSEBOC and our critical work to support the social, emotional, cultural, and academic development of boys and young men of color.
For more information, read the press release from CZI.