’22-23 Grants Awarded

LEADING for Equity Grantees, ’22-23

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Lead Grantee

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Berkeley Certified Teachers Tech Program for 9-12 Keldon Clegg, Tech @ Berkeley High $7,246 Digital Equity
Amanah Project for BUSD Families Jocelyn Foreman, Family Engagement @ BUSD $15,000 Equitable Family Engagement
Berkeley Symphony’s Elevate Music Education program for BIPOC students Pete Gidlund, Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA) @ BUSD $20,000 Focused Academic Intervention & Support
District-wide BIPOC Heritage & History Month Celebrations Joemy Ito-Gates, Ethnic Studies @ BUSD $15,000 Positive Racial Identity Development/Culturally Relevant Learning
Latinx Family Engagement for the Berkeley Unified School District Ernesto Marin, Family Engagement @ BUSD $15,120 Equitable Family Engagement
Berkeley Pathway to Achieve Credentialed Teachers Support Katy McCarthy, Teacher Induction & BPACT @ BUSD $30,000 Strengthening the Pipeline for Educators of Color
Centering Equity, Belonging & Cultural Relevance in Elementary Science Abigail Paske, Elementary Science @ Washington & BUSD $30,000 Positive Racial Identity Development/Culturally Relevant Learning
Diverse Tutor Recruitment and Retention Fund Mary Patterson, AVID @ Longfellow & BUSD $7,600 Focused Academic Intervention & Support; Strengthening the Pipeline for Educators of Color
Grow Our Own: Berkeley Teacher of Color Preparation Pipeline (TOC Pipeline) Wyn Skeels, Career Technical Education (CTE) @ Berkeley High $25,000 Strengthening the Pipeline for Educators of Color
Black Girls United for BUSD Middle Schools Tanisha Walton @ Longfellow $30,000 Positive Racial Identity Development/Culturally Relevant Learning
Herb Wong & Mary Lou Williams Scholarship Jay Whittington, Visual & Performing Arts Family Engagement @ BUSD $20,000 Positive Racial Identity Development/Culturally Relevant Learning
Uplifting Authentic Native American Voices in the Library Zoe Williams, Library-Media Specialist for BUSD $5,143 Positive Racial Identity Development/Culturally Relevant Learning
Preschool Family Outreach and Workshop Program Pam Gelman @ BUSD Preschools $5,860 Focused Academic Intervention & Support
Universal 9th Grade Year 5 Summer Professional Development Hasmig Minassian, Lead, Universal Ninth Grade @ Berkeley High $15,000 Focused Academic Intervention & Support
CAS Support Groups Project 2022-2023 Stephanie Schaudel, Wellness Coordinator, Communication Arts & Sciences (CAS) @ Berkeley High $18,950 Emotional Health & Wellness; Positive Racial Identity Development/Culturally Relevant Learning

LEARNING for Equity Grantees, ’22-23

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Project Leaders

Awarded

Priority Area

Arab American Student Affinity Group Nabatah Ahmed, OFEE @BAM $3,930
Culturally Relevant Learning/Positive Racial Identity Development; Emotional Health & Wellness
Students of Color Advancement and Retention Adriana Betti, RISE @ BHS $10,000 Culturally Relevant Learning; Focused Academic Intervention & Support
Ethnic Studies Peer Mentor Program Joemy Ito-Gates, Ethnic Studies @ BUSD $5,000 Culturally Relevant Learning/ Positive Racial Identity Development;
Assessing the Professional Development Needs of Berkeley’s Paraprofessionals Paula Phillips, Classified PL @ BUSD $5,400
Strengthening the Pipeline of Educators of Color; Focused Academic Intervention & Support
Ongoing Restorative Practices at BAM with Phoebe Smith Benjamin Malloy & Ines Trinh @ BAM $5,000
Emotional Health & Wellness; Culturally Relevant Learning/Positive Racial Identity Development;
Reading Between the Frames: A Graphic Novel Reading Unit Sumita Soni, 3rd Grade @BAM $1,250 Focused Academic Intervention & Support
Audio Book Access for Equity Janine Herbertson, 4th & 5th @ Cragmont $2,800 Focused Academic Intervention & Support
Addressing Food Insecurity During School Day Nichelle Pete & Candy Cannon @ Cragmont $1,500 Emotional Health & Wellness
John Muir After school Learning Program Paco Furlan, Principal & Yorda Weldeghiorgis, 3rd Grade @John Muir $8,856 Focused Academic Intervention & Support
BEARS Family Dinner Night La Tanya Richard & Jontanika Battle, BEARS @ John Muir $4,920 Equitable Family Engagement
Culturally Relevant Decodable Texts for Target Readers at John Muir Olivia Sanders/Literacy Coach @ John Muir & Rose James/Literacy, BUSD $4,000 Focused Academic Intervention & Support; Culturally Relevant Learning
Book Series for 2nd Graders at Mendez Gladis Estrada, 2nd Grade, Sylvia Mendez $2,000 Focused Academic Intervention & Support
Black and Bilingual Resource Kits-Solidifying Foundational Skill Sets Vanessa Sinai, RTI & Alejandra Frias, OFEE @ Sylvia Mendez $1,429 Focused Academic Intervention & Support; Equitable Family Engagement
Malcolm X Writing Contest and Namesake Birthday Celebration Jessica Arroyo @ Malcolm X $1,000 Culturally Relevant Learning/Positive Racial Identity Development;
Healthy Me/Saludable Soy in BUSD TK Classrooms May Lynne Gill, TK @ BUSD $6,240 Emotional Health & Wellness
Malcolm X Poetry Residency: Writing About Us Inside and Outside Kathryn Mapps/4th Grade @ Malcolm X $10,000
Culturally Relevant Learning/Positive Racial Identity Development; Emotional Health & Wellness
Transforming Math Education at Malcolm X Elementary School Lori Ransdell, Math Coach, Malcolm X $12,510 Focused Academic Intervention & Support
Equity and Dyslexia: An Inclusive Approach to Reading Difficulties Amy Rocha, Mild/Moderate SpEd, Malcolm X $1,000 Focused Academic Intervention & Support
No More Summer Slide Joal Arvanigian, Literacy Coach @ BUSD $10,000 Focused Academic Intervention & Support
The History and Poetry of Angel Island Susan Gatt, 4th Grade @ Rosa Parks $1,000 Culturally Relevant Learning/Positive Racial Identity Development;
Multi-sensory Learning Sarah Moreno, RTI & Angelica Perez, Literacy Coach @ Thousand Oaks $1,000 Focused Academic Intervention & Support
Augmenting Library Collections To Help All Students Self-Identify As Readers Jessica Reich, Library Media Specialist @ TO & BUSD $15,000 Focused Academic Intervention & Support
Voices of the Village & The Journey, “Pouring Into Our Heads & Heritage” Sylvia Riddick & Tameka Evans @ Thousand Oaks $5,500
Equitable Family Engagement; Positive Racial Identity Development; Focused Academic Support & Intervention
Access to Education through Therapeutic Learning Alyssa Hudson, SPED @ Washington $2,000 Focused Academic Intervention & Support
World of Hip Hop Hilary Mitchell, 3rd Grade @Washington $4,000 Culturally Relevant Learning/Positive Racial Identity Development;
Hearing diverse voices during the California Good Rush Oscar Zarete, 4th Grade @ Washington $1,067 Culturally Relevant Learning
Restorative Justice In Education Aaron Lechuga, Restorative Justice @ Longfellow $12,000
Culturally Relevant Learning/Positive Racial Identity Development; Emotional Health & Wellness
Longfellow LEARNS Enrichment & Family Events Latasha Mitchell, LEARNS Specialist @ Longfellow $10,000 Equitable Family Engagement
We Love our Instructional Assistants & Classified Staff @ Longfellow Salita Mitchell & Emily Hill, Principal & VP @ Longfellow $10,000 Strengthening the Pipeline of Educators of Color; Focused Academic Support & Intervention
Berkeley Technology Academy SEGUE (Student Encouragement Grants Us Excellence) Sandra Maldonado, Student Support & Sophina Jones, Counselor @ BTA $2,500 Focused Academic Intervention & Support
Longfellow Black Student Union Builds Community Crystal Paschel, RTI & Kayatta Patton, English @ Longfellow $6,000
Culturally Relevant Learning/Positive Racial Identity Development; Emotional Health & Wellness
SPED Lunch Buddies Inclusion Club Sara Partch Smith & Aura Navigchoque, SPED @ King $1,776 Focused Academic Intervention & Support; Emotional Health & Wellness
Kindling Literacy: Technology Equity for Developing Readers Hannah Odyniec @Willard $5,000 Focused Academic Intervention & Support
Accessing History Through Literature Andrea Prichett & Chloe Smith, History @ Willard $1,180 Focused Academic Intervention & Support
The Art of Podcasting Kimberly Wright-Smith, LEARNS Specialist @ Willard $3,146 Focused Academic Intervention & Support
Breaking Barriers to Improved Attendance Jessie Levin & Nashwa Emam, Intervention Counselors @ BHS $9,000 Focused Academic Intervention & Support
Building Literacy with Emerging High School Readers Anna Maine, MLP & Monica Salvador, SPED @ BHS $7,000 Focused Academic Intervention & Support
BTA After-School Community, Collaboration Engagement and Sophina Jones, Counselor & Amanda Cardno, SPED @ BTA $6,000 Focused Academic Intervention & Support; Emotional Health & Wellness