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Recent Education Grantees

Lowell High School
2019-2021
$600,000
To help Lowell High School and Middlesex Community College create a high-quality Early College program, building on their robust dual enrollment partnership. The program is expected to serve 1,000 low-income students from 9th through 12th grade by the 2023-2024 school year, most of whom would be the first in their families to go to college.
 
Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical High School (Essex Tech)
2019-2020
$300,000
To help Essex Tech to increase access to top-quality vocational technical education by building two after hours programs in Construction and Advanced Manufacturing for students from Salem High School and Peabody High School.
 
Framingham State University (FSU)
2019-2021
$600,000
To help FSU and MassBay Community College (MBCC) build high-quality Early Colleges in Framingham High School and Milford High School. With their district partners, FSU and MBCC will bring a contribution to the larger Early College sector by developing career exploration courses that begin in the middle school years and link to Early College pathways.
 
North Shore Community College (NSCC)
2019-2021
$600,000
To help NSCC build robust Early Colleges in all four of Lynn’s public high schools. In an innovation with the potential to be replicated in Early Colleges across the state, NSCC and Lynn Public Schools will deliver some college coursework in a hybrid model that combines online and classroom instruction.
 
Greater Lawrence Technical School (GLTS)
2019-2020
$200,000
To help GLTS increase the number of Lawrence High School students benefitting from high-quality technical education. GLTS will add more students to the highly successful Machine Tool Technology program and build a new HVAC program.
 
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)
2018-2020
$2,386,630
To help BHCC and its high school and nonprofit partners deliver high quality Early College to students and young adults in metro-Boston. Early College promises to improve post-secondary success, especially for first-generation college-goers, by increasing college readiness, accelerating time to completion, and reducing cost.
 
Greater Lawrence Technical School (GLTS)
2018
$150,000
To help GLTS pilot a partnership with Lawrence High School (LHS) that increases access to high quality technical education. Juniors and seniors from LHS will enroll half-day in the Machine Tool Technology program at GLTS, preparing them for quality jobs in Advanced Manufacturing or for post-secondary education.
 
Lawrence Public Schools
2016-2019
$2,048,950
To plan and implement a three-year early college and career pathways pilot program at Lawrence High School so that a larger number of economically disadvantaged young people complete high school and obtain a post-secondary credential and meaningful early work experiences that lead to careers. Partners include Northern Essex Community College, Merrimack College, Jobs for the Future, and the Lawrence Partnership.
 
Brooke Charter Schools
2016-2019
$1,500,000
To support the construction of a permanent facility for Brooke High School on its existing Mattapan campus, which will ultimately serve 600 students, bringing the total number of students network-wide to 2,200 by 2022.
 
UP Education Network (formerly Unlocking Potential)
2011-2018
$2,200,000
To recruit, prepare, and develop school leaders and teachers across its network of in-district turnaround schools, which currently serve 3,200 elementary and middle school students in Boston, Lawrence, and Springfield, MA.
 
Bridge Boston Charter School
2016-2017
$1,000,000
To support the construction of a new elementary and middle school campus in Roxbury that will serve 335 students by 2020.
 
BPE (formerly Boston Plan for Excellence)
2015-2017
$500,000
To hire and train a leadership team to plan and launch a second in-district school in the Dudley neighborhood of Roxbury (the Dearborn STEM Academy), which now serves over 300 students in grades 6-12.
 

Recent Education Grantees