Hartford Public Schools Announces 2014 Extended School Hours Grants

Hartford Public Schools Announces 2014 Extended School Hours Grants

 

The Hartford Public Schools has awarded approximately $375,000 to fifteen community-based organizations for the 2013-2014 Extended School Hours Grant Program. The competitive grants will serve approximately 1,100 students in after-school programs at 19 schools.

Extended School Hours Programs are intended to provide opportunities for academic improvement, including instructional services to help students meet state and local performance standards.  

They are also expected to provide a range of activities designed to spark students’ imaginations and promote self-discovery through educational enrichment, arts, recreation, socialization, cultural enrichment, service learning, character education, and leadership development activities. Extended School Hour experiences are different from, but connected to, the school day.

“ESH grants are an integral part of our district’s reform strategy,” said Superintendent Christina M. Kishimoto. “They provide students with enriching, fun, high quality after-school programs that supplement the district’s goal of increasing academic achievement.”

Extended School Hours grants are funded by the Connecticut Department of Education and awarded by Hartford Public Schools through a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process that began in October.

A review committee of eight specialists in the areas of education, youth development and community stakeholders evaluated the proposals and made the awards in accordance with criteria approved by the Commissioner of Education.  

Extended School Day program grants last from January 2, 2014 through June 30, 2014.

The 2014 Extended School Hours Grant Program Grantees

Organizations

Schools

Award Amount

Artists Collective

Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School

$24,000

Blue Hills Civic Association

Culinary Arts Academy at Weaver

$24,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford

Expeditionary Learning Academy at Moylan School (ELAMS)

$24,000

Global Communications Academy

$20,000

Catholic Charities

Jumoke Academy at Milner

$15,000

COMPASS Youth Collaborative

Naylor/CCSU Leadership Academy

$24,000

ConnectiKids

M.D. Fox School

$20,000

West Middle – Middle Grades Academy

$24,000

Ebony Horsewomen

Noah Webster MicroSociety Magnet School

$24,000

Hartford Stage

Great Path Academy

$10,000

Hispanic Health Council

María C. Colon Sánchez Elementary

$24,000

Organized Parents Make A Difference

Montessori Magnet School at Moylan

$18,500

Parents Opening Doors

Culinary Arts Academy at Weaver

$24,000

The Village for Families and Children

Alfred E. Burr Elementary

$15,000

Urban League of Greater Hartford

Bulkeley High School, HPHS- Law & Government, HPHS- Academy of Nursing & HPHS- Academy of Engineering

$24,000

YMCA

Simpson-Waverly School

$24,000

Youth United for Survival (Y-US)

Expeditionary Learning Academy at Moylan School (ELAMS)

$21,264

McDonough Expeditionary Learning School (MELS)

$15,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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