Colorado College has received a $575,000 grant to support Black students interested in education careers, according to CC officials.
The grant – given by the Sachs Foundation – “will be used to support summer fellowships, academic-year internships, and scholarships.”
“We are extremely grateful to the Sachs Foundation for removing the economic barriers that prevent many Black students from considering a career in the classroom,” said Manya Whitaker, CC education department chair.
“The underrepresentation of Black teachers in Colorado classrooms, along with the benefits that all students receive from a diverse teaching corps, creates an excellent opportunity to support education by directly supporting Black students who want to become educators,” said Ben Ralston, Sachs Foundation president. “We are excited to be partnering with Colorado College in this shared mission.”