Expanded Success Initiative
REQUEST FOR LISTING
ROUND 3 RELEASE DATE: March 15, 2013
The Fund for Public Schools seeks organizations with demonstrated experience of producing college and career success outcomes for Black and Latino young men to be listed as approved providers for the 40 selected high schools as part of the Expanded Success Initiative (ESI).
The September 14, 2012 deadline for the second round of Request for Listing (RFL) applications has now passed. The list of approved organizations that submitted applications to the RFL in round 2 has been released.
To receive updates about the next round of the Request for Listing, please join the ESI mailing list here.
To access all RFL resources including the organizations listed in Rounds 1 and 2, the Overview & Instructions document, informational webinars, and Frequently Asked Questions, go to:
The Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) is a key educational component of New York City’s Young Men’s Initiative. The Young Men's Initiative, the nation's most comprehensive effort to tackle the broad disparities slowing the advancement of black and Latino young men, was announced in August 2011. Through broad policy changes and agency reforms, a public-private partnership will invest in programs that will connect young men to educational, employment, and mentoring opportunities across more than a dozen city agencies. Support for the initiative is being provided by the Open Society Foundations and Bloomberg Philanthropies through grants to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and The Fund for Public Schools. Read the Young Men’s Initiative press release here.
ESI sets a higher bar for the long-term educational outcomes of New York’s Black and Latino male students, namely by ensuring they graduate from high school prepared for success in college or a career pathway. To achieve this outcome, ESI will provide incoming Black and Latino 9th graders at 40 selected public high schools with programs and supports that increase their readiness and access to college and careers as they progress through high school. The initiative will promote college success through improved school operations in key areas:
- ACADEMIC PRACTICES that align to the Common Core Learning Standards and college-ready indicators, and will have demonstrated impact on the academic achievement of Black and Latino young men. These academic practices are connected to youth development and school operations, and build teacher capacity for implementation.
- YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PRACTICES for Black and Latino young men that align to indicators of postsecondary resilience and persistence. These practices are connected to academics and school operations, and build staff capacity for implementation.
Beginning in late January 2012, high schools across the city that met selected criteria were invited to apply to further develop practices in these areas. From this set of eligible schools, 40 were selected in June 2012 by the central DOE through an application process in which the individual schools and their support Networks designed sustainable programs to increase college readiness for their incoming 9th and 10th grade cohort of Black and Latino males. The selected schools have received limited capacity building grants of up to $250K over a three year period to build on existing work, jump start new approaches to school operations and organization, and implement changes in organizational practices that align to increased college readiness for Black and Latino males. Schools were tasked with demonstrating how the changes will be sustained within their operating budget by the fourth year of the initiative.