The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s application to the U.S. Department of Education for a Promise Neighborhood planning grant received an average score of 93, just short of the 96 urban districts awarded the federal funding scored.
The Foundation is committed to moving forward on planning a Promise Neighborhood in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood. The Foundation has tripled its funding to the planning effort and is asking our partners who committed funds toward the grant match will continue their contributions as well.
The Foundation’s proposal scored the highest of the nine Ohio applicants, and it tied for 37th out of 339 total applicants nationally. The three federal reviewers gave scores of 97, 90 and 92.
The 32-member advisory board recently met and efforts are underway to plan programs, services and other activities so that the school children of Central can succeed academically and move on from high school to college or a career.
To find out more about the Promise program and the 21 organizations that were awarded planning grants visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website.