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Scholarship Prep Secures $2.85M CCSPP Grant to Expand Student and Family Support Services
May 22, 2024

We are thrilled to announce that Scholarship Prep has been awarded $2.85 million to expand vital support services through the California Department of Education’s (CDE) California Community Schools Partnership Program (CCSPP). This prestigious grant, a testament to our commitment to excellence and community empowerment, marks the beginning of our third cohort in this transformative program.

As one of only 20 LEAs selected to receive recognition and grant funding in the first round of the CCSPP, Scholarship Prep Orange County demonstrated remarkable success, enriching educational experiences and providing vital support services to our students and families. With this latest funding, we aim to build upon our past achievements and further enhance the educational landscape for our Scholars.

Key features of our community school model that contribute to our success include:

Daily Social-Emotional Learning

Students start each day with grounding, community-building activities that create physical and emotional safety.

Teacher leadership opportunities and school-wide training in Trauma-informed and Culturally Responsive Education

Our team is equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to create supportive and inclusive learning environments that address students’ diverse needs while recognizing and responding to trauma and cultural differences sensitively.

Governance opportunities for families and stakeholder engagement

Families help shape the school’s direction through governance opportunities, while stakeholder engagement ensures everyone’s voice is heard, fostering a sense of community and inclusivity.

Community Partnerships

  • Food Supplies – Partnerships that provide food and groceries directly to students and families.
  • Health Supports – Partnerships that provide medical, dental, vision, and/or mental health services to students and families.
  • Wraparound Services – Partnerships that provide holistic supports, including case management, staff training, haircuts, family education courses, tutoring, targeted student clubs, and linkage to additional community resources such as housing and utility support.

The newly secured funds will be strategically utilized to bolster our support services, ensuring all students have access to high-quality education and comprehensive support systems.

From innovative learning initiatives to community engagement programs, every dollar will be invested thoughtfully to maximize its impact on the Scholarship Prep community.

Student Essentials Support

Provide essential items (food, toiletries, dress code items) to students via campus resource centers

Tech for Early Learners

Purchase tablets to more effectively provide intervention services to students in grades TK-2 and English Learners who may have difficulty with using laptop and desktop devices

Family Learning Workshops

Partner with community organizations to develop and facilitate family learning workshops on academics, parenting, life skills, and other relevant topics.

After-School Enrichment

Provide additional summer and after-school programming to address academic and social-emotional needs.

Essential Staff

Fund key staff members essential to the overall implementation, services, and delivery of the community school model.

At Scholarship Prep Charter Schools, we take our role as stewards of funds seriously, prioritizing transparency, accountability, and student-centered outcomes. As we embark on this new chapter with the CCSPP grant, we reaffirm our unwavering commitment to serving the diverse needs of our students and families, driving positive change, and nurturing a thriving educational ecosystem.

Together, we will continue to inspire, empower, and uplift every member of the Scholarship Prep community, ensuring that every student has the opportunity to realize their full potential. Join us as we celebrate this remarkable milestone and embark on a journey of growth, innovation, and excellence.