Bank of America awards $25,000 grant to expand CREEED educator and parent initiatives

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As part of our efforts to increase the number of “college ready” students, CREEED was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from Bank of America to further support the Accelerated Certification of Teachers (ACT) Scholarship that pays for local educators to complete their dual credit and early college certification courses and allows us to develop our future workforce by upskilling our current teachers. The grant will be added to CREEED’s $1 million Accelerated Certification of Teachers (ACT) scholarship fund. Dual-credit courses let high school students earn college credits for free before they even graduate. But not every teacher can teach dual-credit courses.

Annually, CREEED works with regional school districts to identify and support a new cohort of teachers. All scholarship funding requests are received from our partner ISDs. If you are a teacher and would like to request a scholarship to help pay upfront for your certification classes, please contact your ISD and ask to be included in the next request for support.

The $25,000 grant from Bank of America will also support CREEED’s parent engagement efforts by providing funding for two additional cohorts of our Parent Leadership Fellowship. This fellowship empowers parents and guardians to understand the El Paso education system, dissect the latest performance data for schools, and identify how they can engage with their campuses and school boards on important issues. These sessions are bilingual and are offered to any parent or guardian that wants to learn how to advocate for better education in El Paso. For more information or to get involved, you can visit our Parents or Events page..     

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