In 2012, with $200,000 in seed funds, the Foundation launched a new effort to explore how the philanthropic community can effectively invest in District 16, a chronically low-performing Central Brooklyn school district.
In partnership with the Brooklyn Movement Center, the Foundation released a report in January 2013 for philanthropic and public institutions to establish a pathway to improving student achievement throughout the district. Initial findings called for bolstering afterschool resources, promoting parent engagement, and fostering a network for district principals. Read the announcement
An advisory group is now informing next steps that will focus on collaboration and unity between schools and giving parents a stronger voice.