‘One Future Coachella Valley’ Gets Large Grant From Carnegie Corporation

Carnegie Corporation of New York has started a new initiative to support local education partnerships across the country.

And of of the beneficiaries is One Future Coachella Valley.

The initiative, called Profiles in Collective Leadership,  provides $200,000 grants for nonpartisan collaborations that serve as education and economic bridges in a range of communities across the country. The philanthropic initiative draws on the strengths of local government, education, nonprofit, business, and health care professionals to create career opportunities for young people and encourage civic participation. The 10 recognized partnerships in 8 states will act as exemplars, sharing what they have learned with each other and with the public.

By funding these collaborations in urban, suburban, and rural areas, Carnegie Corporation seeks to reduce political polarization and support civic engagement, community cohesion, and trust in public institutions. The Corporation aims to help young people from all backgrounds move from the classroom to meaningful careers, spurring the socioeconomic mobility necessary to create a thriving economy and sustain a healthy democracy.

The Corporation, in partnership with the education nonprofit Transcend,  identified candidates through a competitive national process. The winners were selected by a panel comprised of a broad range of leaders in business, higher education, and philanthropy.

OneFuture Coachella Valley works with regional K–12 school districts, local colleges, nonprofits, city government, and businesses in Riverside County, California, to address low-educational attainment and career readiness and to build a strong local workforce that can meet the needs of the regional economy.

The partnership develops local solutions to remove barriers and provide support at critical stages, from K–12 education to transitioning into college, pursuing higher education, planning college and career paths, completing degrees, and successfully transitioning into the workforce and community leadership roles. It has developed strategies for key student populations facing the greatest barriers, including low-income students, migrant students, and black and African American students who have historically lagged behind national and state standards in college enrollment, persistence, and completion; and migrant students who are the children of or are themselves migrant or seasonal farm workers.


‘One Future Coachella Valley’ Gets Large Grant From Carnegie Corporation

Elementary school girls, multi-ethnic around 8-10 years old, sitting at their desk listening in the classroom. Selective focus on African-American girl in the front. Horizontal indoors waist up shot with copy space.

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