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Spread the Word: $1.5M Funding Opportunity for Racial Equity Innovators

Dear Friends,

We’re excited to open our first Racial Equity funding opportunity today, and to invest up to $1.5 million in innovators with bold ideas to advance racial equity in K-12 education. Help us spread the word by sharing this opportunity with your networks.

For years, NewSchools has sought to combat racial inequities and open doors for students and leaders of color seeking to have a positive impact in the sector. We’ve seen breakthroughs, but it’s not enough. We are committed to being part of the necessary change and recognize the need to work on racial equity in a deeper way.

Our Racial Equity investment area provides both funding and management assistance to leaders of color with ambitious, early-stage ideas that advance racial equity outside our other investment areas. And because we trust the hard-won wisdom in communities of color, we won’t be the ones choosing the ventures in this investment area. We will leave the investment decisions to a council of parents, students, and education innovators of color. Learn more in my blog post.

Please help us spread the word about this funding opportunity by forwarding this email to promising candidates and sharing this post on social media:

New racial #equity funding opportunity! @nsvf is offering “dream capital” for innovators of color with bold ideas to advance racial equity in K-12 education. Apply now: https://www.newschools.org/racial-equity-application/

Online Application

Thank you for your support! Frances Messano President, NewSchools Venture Fund

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