2024 Black Teacher Pipeline Grant Winners

Congratulations to our 2024 Black Teacher Pipeline Grant Awardees!  
Black Teacher Pipeline Grant Awards

This year, we’re awarding eight organizations that are making a difference in helping rebuild the national #BlackTeacherPipeline with various award amounts totaling $500,000. Special congrats to this year’s recipients:

Arcadia University (Philadelphia, PA)
Funding from this grant will support Arcadia University’s efforts to deepen and expand its mentorship work through its Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship, a program that expands dual enrollment, enhances mentorship opportunities for participating students and increases pathways for students of color.

Gateway U (Newark, NJ)
Gateway U’s Teacher Pathway Program has seen more demand than it can currently meet. Funding from this grant will allow Gateway U to expand its program by partnering with new schools, serving more aspiring teachers in future cohorts, and iterating its program to ensure it is of the highest quality possible.

KIPP DC (Washington D.C.)
KIPP DC will use funding from this grant to create a sustainable model for educational excellence that centers on racial justice and equity by investing in a high school CTE program and enriching its Black male educator engagement programming. These efforts will enable KIPP DC to deepen its impact within the communities it serves.

Mastery Charter Schools (Philadelphia, PA)
Mastery Charter Schools intends to use funding from this grant to expand an internal Enhanced Professional Development Program (EPDP), an initiative that addresses a need among Mastery teaching staff and contributes to resolving a broader retention concern – locally in Philadelphia and statewide in Pennsylvania.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund (Baltimore, MD)
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) will use funding from this grant to expand the Teacher Quality and Retention Program's placed-based work to Baltimore. As a result, TMCF will be able to engage more pre-service and in-service Black teachers and provide key professional development that will support their ability to meet the needs of their students.  

Teach For America - Greater Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
Teach For America - Greater Philadelphia intends to use funding from this grant to 1) continue their work recruiting and developing first and second-year Black teachers, 2) provide stipends to Black teachers who remain in teaching for a third year and provide social and professional programming geared specifically to teachers of color and 3) recruit Black teachers to their Academic School Leader Fellowship - a one-year fellowship designed to create a clear pathway to the principalship for teachers earlier in their career.  

Teach Plus Michigan (Detroit, MI)
Teach Plus Michigan intends to use funding from this grant to help launch two new working groups within the Teaching Policy Fellowship–one focused on policies that will increase the recruitment and retention of Black teachers, and another focused on the implementation of high-quality, culturally affirming instructional materials.

Tennessee Educators of Color Alliance (Memphis, TN)
The Tennessee Educators of Color Alliance (TECA) intends to leverage this grant funding to support Black teacher candidates in the Ascension Project and Black teachers in its flagship fellowship program. The Ascension Project (TAP) is a 10-month career-readiness, leadership development, and high-quality mentorship program for teacher candidates of color who identify as juniors and seniors pursuing licensure at education prep programs in Tennessee.  

Congratulations! We look forward to following this important work as we all work to rebuild the national Black teacher pipeline.

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