The following documents were disseminated in support of the Building Capacity and Establishing Sustainable Supports Summit, the IDEA Part B FY 23 Subgrantee Application Updates trainings, and the IDEA Grant Training for new Directors of Special Education Training, held in Fall 2021 and Winter 2022.
Update, February 25:
The Request for Proposals (RFP #ELFEB2022A): To Provide Professional Learning to Educators and Educational Leaders of Color through the Convening of Affinity Groups is awarded to RE-Center: Race & Equity in Education.
Update, Feb 15: answers to submitted questions have been posted. Scroll down to view.
The SERC Foundation is seeking competitive proposals from qualified and interested organizations with proven expertise and experience in providing professional development, support, and networking opportunities for educators and educational leaders of color in six specific partner school districts to promote growth, development, and sustainability, specifically through the convening of affinity groups. The purpose of the affinity groups is to provide a space for educators of color to connect, share experiences and best practices, and have their voices heard. Successful proposals would provide opportunities for connection and empowerment through an ongoing professional learning experience for educators of color.
Partner districts are those that have engaged with the SERC Foundation in professional learning and capacity building to support, promote, and develop racial equity in education. The partner districts are New Haven, Middletown, New London, Waterbury, New Britain, and Southington.
|Components||Description of Expectations/Deliverables|
|Enrollment||Enroll up to 5 participants per district, selected by each partner district.|
|Professional Learning||Provide professional development, support, and networking opportunities to educators and educational leaders of color in specific partner school districts to promote growth, development, and sustainability.|
|Networking and Community Building||Develop networking and engagement opportunities to build collaboration and partnerships, and foster the exchange of ideas and best practices.|
For more information including Relevant Dates, Minimum Qualifications, Proposal Requirements, and Contact information, download the Request for Proposals Document (PDF)
(note: this RFP document was amended on February 10)
UPDATE, February 15: Answers to submitted questions
SERC created this award to honor and highlight the demonstration of extraordinary acts of commitment and courage to ensure all Connecticut students, especially students of color and culturally and linguistically diverse students, are valued and respected in their school experience.
Award recipients will be selected based on their steadfast and unwavering action in:
Nominations of students are encouraged.
Nominators and awardees will be notified no later than March 1, 2022. Please submit completed nomination packages to SERC by Tuesday, February 15, 2022
A complete nomination package must include the following:
Please gather these items before accessing the Electronic Nomination Form.