新闻: Westside Future Fund Announces Partnership with Atlanta Public Schools

新闻稿:

Westside Future Fund, Atlanta Public Schools
Unite in Commitment to Improve Education Outcomes
on Historic Westside

Westside Future Fund Pledges $16.400万年
Over Five Years towards Westside Education Initiatives

The Coca-Cola Foundation, SunTrust Bank
Commit $2 Million in Support

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ATLANTA – 2017年7月20日 – The Westside Future Fund (WFF)和 Atlanta Public Schools (APS)今天宣布了一项正式的合作伙伴关系,以改善亚特兰大历史悠久的十大外围app地区的教育成果.

承诺:在英格利希大道(English Avenue)的目标社区,共同发展和维持一条从摇篮到大学的stem“创新”学校管道, 葡萄树的城市, Ashview Heights 和 Atlanta University Center.

西区未来基金将直接与APS合作执行该战略,重点是 Hollis Innovation Academy (Hollis) – the STEM-based, K-8 school that opened in 2016 – as the pilot.

To support the execution of the agreement, signed by Westside Future Fund executive director John AhmannAPS superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen during today’s announcement, the Westside Future Fund has pledged to raise approx. $16.4 million over five years.

“In the past two years since we launched the Westside Future Fund, 我一直为这个组织与本市慈善机构和商界建立的伙伴关系感到自豪,” said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. “From the beginning, WFF的方法以倾听社区成员的意见和确定满足他们需求的必要十大外围足彩网站app为中心. 今天宣布了一项新的努力,支持在十大外围app十大外围app体育场社区建设从摇篮到大学的管道,解决了一个至关重要的需求, 和 demonstrates again how public 和 private leaders are taking a multi-layered, comprehensive approach to community revitalization.”

“如果没有许多西区合作伙伴的帮助,没有西区未来基金的协调努力,十大外围app不可能让这所学校成为现实,” said Superintendent Carstarphen. “这笔投资将使霍利斯学院成为一个创新的学习模式,使十大外围app的学生受益, families 和 the surrounding community.”

Immediately following the agreement signing, 十大外围app未来基金的两家慈善合作伙伴——可口可乐基金会和太阳信托银行慈善不可撤销信托——各自宣布了100万美元的承诺.

“A quality education sparks creativity, 给孩子们的新想法和新体验——所有这些都为十大外围app的下一代建立信心,” said David Fuller, head of corporate philanthropy at SunTrust Bank. “十大外围app很荣幸能与西区未来基金合作,投资于社区学生的持续学术成就.”

“Education is one of the most vital components of a successful community, 和 we believe all children should have the opportunity to reach their full potential,” said Helen Smith Price, 可口可乐基金会总裁,可口可乐公司全球社区事务副总裁. “十大外围app希望通过西区未来基金和亚特兰大公立学校领导的丰富的教育经验,为十大外围app当地的年轻人提供无尽的机会.”

Enriched Learning Environment
Among other improvements, 这笔资金将允许霍利斯学院在本学年雇佣21名额外的教师和教学辅助专业人员, nearly doubling the school’s current instructional staff.

每一次对伙伴关系战略的干预都是由霍利斯领导层的意见推动的.

霍利斯校长, Dr. 钻石杰克, provided initial recommendations, a prioritized list of needs 和 targets on improving student performance, which were then validated by best-practice research, led by the Westside Future Fund.

例如, 增加教师是基于一项研究,该研究确定,在大多数学生生活在高度贫困状况下的学校,改善教育成果的一个关键是降低学生对教师的比例. 在霍利斯学院,超过88%的学生被认为来自高度贫困的家庭.

另外, the partnership strategy includes support for extended school days, experiential learning, professional development for faculty, 和 social 和 emotional counseling for students 和 families.

Another critical piece of the agreement was the development of a strong governance model.

Westside Future Fund board members Dr. 贝弗利泰特姆, President Emerita of Spelman College, 拉塞尔和西尔维娅, Georgia education advocate, serve as active members of the local governance of Hollis, which also includes parent 和 faculty representation.

与亚特兰大公立学校和霍利斯学院的合作关系是WFF致力于“从摇篮到职业生涯”教育的核心,这是WFF合作影响社区振兴战略的一部分.

The Westside Future Fund is also very supportive of affordable, high-quality early childhood education, illustrated through its support of the YMCA’s new Leadership 和 Learning Center, which will be a feeder into Hollis. It is scheduled to open in 葡萄树的城市 fall of 2018.

Other Westside Future Fund impact areas include safety 和 security; quality mixed-income communities; 和 community health 和 wellness.

“西区未来基金致力于改善十大外围app四个历史街区居民的生活, 和 children are at the tip of that commitment,” said Westside Future Fund’s John Ahmann. “十大外围app还认识到,投资教育是最有力的变革手段之一. Through our support of Dr. 杰克和霍利斯学院的其他教职员工十大外围app有信心成为他们的得力助手.”

In addition to The Coca-Cola Foundation 和 SunTrust Bank, the partnership has received support from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Chick-fil-A基金会也是霍利斯创新学院的慈善支持者.

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十大外围app The Westside Future Fund
十大外围app未来基金是一个非营利组织,其使命是通过协调和加速努力,提高亚特兰大历史悠久的十大外围app社区的生活质量,以重振社区增长. We do this by connecting resources with needs; convening the right people around the table; collaborating on strategies; 和 coordinating all of these efforts, which are vital to the Westside’s long-term success. The WFF was established in December 2014 by the Atlanta Committee for Progress (ACP), a coalition of top CEOs 和 leaders from Atlanta’s private sector, universities 和 nonprofits in partnership with Mayor Kasim Reed. For more information, visit www.jamesmosslocks.com.

十大外围app Atlanta Public Schools
Atlanta Public Schools is one of the largest school districts in the state of Georgia, serving approximately 52,000 students across 88 schools. The district is organized into nine K-12 clusters with 68 traditional schools, 16个特许学校, two citywide single-gender academies 和 two alternative programs. For more information, visit www.atlantapublicschools.us , follow us on Facebook at http://www.脸谱网.com/AtlantaPublicSchools/ 和 on Twitter @apsupdate.

十大外围app迈克尔R. Hollis Innovation Academy
迈克尔R. Hollis Innovation Academy is a PK-8 model in the Atlanta Public Schools. 霍利斯学院于2016年秋季开业,最初为PK-5提供服务,并每年增加一个级别. 十大外围app是一所新成立的学校,通过积极的转变战略,提高学生的学习成绩,以前分区为现在关闭的白求恩小学. 霍利斯采用了由GA Tech CEISMC指导的STEM框架和严格的EL教育模式,专注于关系性格的培养,并为学生的大学和职业生涯做好准备.

十大外围app The Coca-Cola Foundation
The Coca-Cola Foundation is the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company. Since its inception in 1984, 该基金会已经提供了超过9亿美元的赠款,用于支持世界各地的可持续社区倡议. For more information about The Coca-Cola Foundation, please visit www.coca-colacompany.com/our-company/the-coca-cola-foundation.

十大外围app SunTrust Bank
SunTrust Banks, Inc. (纽约证券交易所代码:STI)是一家以目标为导向的公司,致力于为人们照亮通往财务幸福的道路, 企业, 和 communities it serves. Headquartered in Atlanta, SunTrust在高速增长的东南和大西洋中部各州运营着广泛的分支机构和ATM网络, along with 24-hour digital access. 某些业务线为全国的消费者、商业、公司和机构客户提供服务. 截至2017年3月31日,SunTrust总资产为2060亿美元,总存款为1630亿美元. The Company provides deposit, 信贷, 信任, 投资, 抵押贷款, 资产管理, securities brokerage, 和 capital market services. FDIC会员. SunTrust领导了“向上”运动,这是一项鼓舞美国人建立金融信心的全国性运动. Join the movement at onUp.com.