Career & College Clubs is seeking Local Education Agency (LEA) partners to collaborate on an application for federal funding through the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3).
Building on the documented impact of the existing Career & College Clubs model for middle grades, we are applying for a Development grant to expand the model through the 12th grade.
The ideal partner is public school district with 3 – 6 high schools eligible for Title I funding. We are seeking up to 5 LEA partners.
If funding is awarded, all LEA partners will participate in development of the program, including materials, training, and funding to implement Career & College Clubs in all middle and high schools in the district.
If you are an LEA leader and want your district to join the team, please contact us as soon as possible.
The Investing in Innovation Fund, established under section 14007 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), provides funding to support (1) local educational agencies (LEAs) and (2) nonprofit organizations in partnership with (a) one or more LEAs or (b) a consortium of schools. The purpose of this program is to provide competitive grants to applicants with a record of improving student achievement and attainment in order to expand the implementation of, and investment in, innovative practices that are demonstrated to have an impact on improving student achievement or student growth, closing achievement gaps, decreasing dropout rates, increasing high school graduation rates, or increasing college enrollment and completion rates.
These grants will (1) allow eligible entities to expand and develop innovative practices that can serve as models of best practices, (2) allow eligible entities to work in partnership with the private sector and the philanthropic community, and (3) identify and document best practices that can be shared and taken to scale based on demonstrated success.