2012 Community Grantees
College Spark Washington's 2012 grant recipients are listed below by region.
Abeo School Change (Seattle) – $76,635 over one year to provide professional development for staff at Options High School, an alternative public school in Bellingham, focused on aligning curricular rigor with college-readiness standards.
Community Schools Collaboration (Sea Tac) -- $50,000 over one year to plan and pilot an out-of-school time algebra readiness program for students in the Highline and Tukwila school districts.
Edmonds Community College (Edmonds) -- $213,238 over three years for the Center for Efficacy and Resiliency to offer professional development for staff at Scriber Lake, an alternative public school in Edmonds.
Green River Community College (Auburn) -- $58,312 over two years to develop and implement a rubric for placing incoming students in English classes based on analysis of high school transcripts.
Highline Community College (Des Moines) -- $50,000 over one year to plan a campus Latino Higher Education Resource Center to increase higher education access, persistence, and achievement for Latino families in South King County.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology (Kirkland) -- $50,000 over one year to design and pilot a new course that integrates allied health content into developmental English classes.
League of Education Voters Foundation (Seattle) -- $80,000 over two years to bring attention to “zero-tolerance” discipline approaches in Washington schools.
Neighborhood House (Seattle) -- $100,000 over two years to integrate college readiness curriculum into their existing array of education and youth development programs.
Grays Harbor College (Grays Harbor) -- $29,792 over two years to develop and pilot a system for using high school transcripts to place recent high school graduates in math courses.
Central Washington University Foundation (Ellensburg) -- $45,300 over one year to develop a mandatory writing intervention for low-income, mid-degree students with low academic success.
Mary Walker School District (Springdale) -- $120,000 over three years to develop and implement 10 online Advanced Placement courses through the Rural Alliance, a local digital cooperative that includes 42 school districts.
Spokane Falls Community College (Spokane) -- $75,000 over three years to improve the alignment of math course content between the Spokane Falls Community College and Spokane Public Schools.