Aligned Impact Muscatine Receives a Racial Justice Grant
Updated: Dec 16, 2020
Aligned Impact Muscatine works together to build a bright future for the county by bringing all sectors of the community together to align community resources, identify effective practices for implementation to reduce achievement gaps, and improve outcomes for all students and families.
AIM's Postsecondary Transition Action team is working with Strive Together, Institute for Health Improvement (IHI), and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to break down barriers and improve education systems to increase the number of Black, Latino, and low-income high school graduates completing academic requirements and effectively transitioning into a postsecondary environment. Various collaborative improvement techniques will be utilized. The grant supports improved timeliness of data access to strengthen outcomes.
“We realized that the data we were getting from the state was delayed,” stated Kim Warren, AIM Director. “ We are currently getting data from the class of 2018. This grant will allow AIM the opportunity to purchase from the National Student Clearing House more timely data about how students enroll. What will change most about receiving this data is having more of a data-driven approach. This will help the team’s ability to implement more programs to affect change quicker.”
To learn more, donate, or to apply for funding for a racial justice project, please visit muscatinecommunityfoundation.org/racial-justice-fund or call 563-264-3863.