2024 Community

Collaboration Challenge

2024 Community Collaboration Challenge

With Support from the Leon Lowenstein Foundation

The National Partnership for Student Success (NPSS), a public-private partnership including AmeriCorps, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Everyone Graduates Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education has launched a stipend program from the NPSS Support Hub at the Everyone Graduates Center with support from the Leon Lowenstein Foundation. This stipend program is designed to create, scale or expand evidence-based NPSS aligned student supports—tutors, mentors, student success coaches, wraparound/integrated student support coordinators, and post-secondary transition coaches—in their communities.

The National Partnership for Student Success Hub is looking to support both local and state level collaboration. The most compelling  local collaborations  will receive stipends of up to $10,000 to support collaborative efforts and state level collaborations are eligible to receive up to two stipends. All deliverables must be completed by September 30, 2024.  In addition to funding for convening current partners and the creation of new collaborations, awardees will also have access to technical assistance from the NPSS Hub in the form of tools, guidance, access to networks, support identifying local high-quality student support providers, and connections to other communities. 

The application window for the 2024 Community Collaboration Challenge is now closed. Awards will be announced mid-February. Funding applications will be reviewed by a diverse team of judges and the NPSS Steering Committee utilizing the 2024 Community Collaboration Challenge rubric. Awardees should plan to complete all deliverables by September 30, 2024.   Questions can be sent to information@npstudentsuccess.org. This 10 minute video was created to provide more helpful information to anyone interested in applying to the Challenge.

Still have questions? Feel free to join the NPSS Hub for one of three virtual office hours:

 – Friday, January 5th, 2:30-3:00pm ET: Register here

– Wednesday, January 10th, 12:30-1:00pm ET: Register here

– Tuesday, January 16th, 12:30-1:00pm ET: Register here

Immediately after registering for office hours, details for how to join the meeting will be emailed to you 



Application is closed

Stipend funding announced mid-February 2024


    The goals of the NPSS Community Collaboration Challenge are to: 

    • Catalyze collaboration between stakeholders within communities around getting more people-powered and evidence-based supports to students in and out of school; 
    • Support communities to identify both barriers and opportunities related to supporting young people to recover from the impacts of the pandemic and thrive; 
    • Support communities to identify collaborative solutions to shared challenges and set initial goals; 
    • Offer guidance, technical assistance, and resources necessary to facilitate identification of quality, NPSS-aligned supports and connection to schools and districts; 
    • Identify bright spots to share as validators to inspire additional communities to design and implement local partnerships for student success. 

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