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Educational Access

Northside Educational Alliance

Northside Educational Alliance

Educational Access is a partnership between the Northside Educational Alliance (NEA) and the Northside Child Development Center (NCDC). Specifically the project will provide Northside parents and high school youth with the keys to educational access and then success. The work involves two specific initiatives. The first is the existing NEA initiative to help Northside parents learn more about the educational options available to their children, how to navigate different application processes, and then how to determine the best environment for their child’s and family’s needs. The NPI grant will fund a strategic partnership between NEA and NCDC to educate NCDC families on the school choice process and to ensure that the children and their families graduating from the NCDC preschool program are ready for success at the kindergarten level and beyond. The second aspect to the NEA/NCDC partnership involves developing programming to assist Northside high school youth transitioning to college and beyond. Planned outcomes are to improve understanding of NCDC families’ educational options and their children’s academic needs, to develop an enrollment application plan and improve youth test scores. 

Project Award Date: 
2015-04-01
Community organization or agency: 
Northside Educational Alliance
Sponsoring CURA Program: 
CURA Contact: 
Neeraj Mehta Director of Community Programs (612) 624-8988