A little more than two years ago, Amber Arellano and her colleagues at Education Trust-Midwest set up shop in southeast Michigan to take on the devastating educational achievement gap in Michigan – the state’s low-income eighth-graders ranked behind low-income students in 46 states on the national math exam, and higher-income eighth-graders trailed similar students in 37 states.
Strengthen the State Fiscal Analysis Network’s efforts to impact vulnerable families by heightening the focus of racial disparities in tax, budget and economic policy and continuing the State Policy Fellows program
Strengthen efforts to assure a safe, abundant food supply and clean water in the face of climate change by advancing community food sovereignty and promoting food system resilience – land, water and health – in the Upper Midwest through core support of the Fresh Taste funder/practitioner network
Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity is a web-based, one-stop resource examining poverty’s connection to a host of issues like health, education, jobs, criminal justice, housing, transportation and more.
Instructor Bertha Gachupin helps student Brayden, age 5, with a class assignment at Walatowa Head Start. Eight instructors teach 68 students in the program, which complies with Head Start’s national standards.
Culturally inspired student artwork is displayed at Walatowa Head Start, a nationally-recognized preschool on the Jemez Pueblo. The tribal community is located an hour northwest of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Ready for School collaborates with community organizations, school districts and other stakeholders to engage and inform parents about early childhood education and to expand early learning opportunities.