United Way of Greater Atlanta is requesting proposals from organizations serving school-aged children throughout Georgia addressing learning loss.
2023 Learning Loss Grants (Strengthening Academic Support: Direct Service Approach)
United Way of Greater Atlanta and Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) collaborate to strengthen academic support by reducing learning loss throughout the state of Georgia.
Learning loss refers to any specific or general loss of knowledge and skills or to reversals in academic progress, most commonly due to extended gaps or discontinuities in a student’s education. Learn more about Learning Loss.
Through the strategy of Academic Support, grant funding will support programming that incorporates at least one of the following:
- Build Reading Skills – Expand literacy-focused after school and summer enrichment programs designed to increase reading skills and close the literacy achievement gap.
- Improve Math Fluency – Support continuous learning and practice in math, more engaging and hands-on method of experiencing math
- School Transition – Prepare students, families, schools, and communities to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and relationships to assist young people in successfully moving from one grade level to another.
- Strengthen Family Engagement – Foster the natural leadership that parents have as their child’s first teacher, brain builder, advocate and coach.
- Learning Acceleration – Strategically prepares students for success in the present—this week, on this content. Rather than concentrating on a list of items that students have failed to master, acceleration readies students for new learning. Past concepts and skills are addressed, but always in the purposeful context of future learning. Acceleration jump-starts underperforming students into learning new concepts before their classmates even begin. Rather than being stuck in the remedial slow lane, students move ahead of everyone into the fast lane of learning.
- Access to Quality Out of School Time – High quality afterschool and summer learning programs can close educational and opportunity gaps, support the positive development of the whole child, and can be a key strategy to improving child well-being.
Priority given to organizations that do the following:
- Promote Two-Generation Outcomes – meaning strategies that promote the well-being of children and their families through coordinated services and opportunities that work synergistically to improve the circumstances of the entire family
- Support Basic Needs - Ensure children and their families have the food, shelter, transportation, and technology that are fundamental to achieving improved educational outcomes, healthy lives and to reaching economic stability
- Serve in DFCS regions *2, 8, 9, 10, 11