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2024 Community Collaboration Challenge: Announcing Awardees

The NPSS Support Hub, with support from the Leon Lowenstein Foundation is distributing $175,000 in Community Collaboration Challenge stipends to 22 communities across the country. Awardees will use these funds to host local collaboration events in their communities, bringing together diverse stakeholder groups such as local schools, districts, nonprofit organizations, out-of-school programs, colleges, student groups, families, local government agencies, and other community leaders, to identify shared assets and challenges and set initial goals to get more people-powered and evidence-based supports to students in their communities.

Awardees were announced at the NPSS breakfast event held on Friday, February 16th at the AASA National Conference on Education. The NPSS Hub received over 90 applications from organizations in 36 states. Awardees hail from all corners of the country across 16 states. Organizations range in type from local districts, higher education institutions, and non-profit organizations. All awardees will share their learning with local stakeholders and NPSS.

Awardees Include:

State Community Impacted Organization
AR Mississippi County TNTP
CA Indio, CA + National National Association of Secondary School Principals
CA Santa Clara County Bay Area Tutoring Association
CA Turlock CA State Stanislaus
CA Greater Los Angeles Step Up Tutoring
CT Greater Bridgeport Horizons Bridgeport
CT Statewide Urban Communities The Connecticut RISE Network
FL Miami-Dade County The Lucy Project
KY Greater Hazard Teach for America – Appalachia
LA New Orleans Dillard University
ME Thomaston & Rockland Trekkers
NC Greater Raleigh NC State College Advising Corps
NM Albuquerque ABC Community School Partnership, Bernalillo County
NY Queens NYCDOE District 26
NY Western New York MENTOR NY
OK Tahlequah Cherokee County Health Services Council
OR Dufur Community Dufur School District 29
OR Greater Maupin South Wasco County School District
PA Somerset Communities in Schools of PA
VA Greater Richmond Virginia Learns
VA Glen Allen Foundation for Art & Health, Inc.
WV Morgantown West Virginia University Foundation


Boost Community Engagement with Our Planning Toolkit for Collaborative Goal-Setting Events!

Our 2024 Community Collaboration Challenge awardees are working to rally communities nationwide to uplift our young people. If your organization shares this vision, we have the perfect tool! Our Planning Toolkit for Collaborative Goal-Setting Events is a comprehensive tool for organizing effective gatherings that bring together diverse stakeholders and identify shared challenges, assets & solutions to implementing NPSS-aligned supports within your community.

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