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Our Programs

Start-up grants are designed to ensure that every Black Teacher Leader has sufficient capital to launch their microschool and begin from a place of abundance.

 

We want educators to feel secure, knowing that if they do their part, funding will be waiting for them, without the need to work multiple jobs or undercompensate themselves during the first year of operation.

In order to be eligible for this grant, applicants must identify as Black and be formally affiliated with Wildflower Schools.

Little Black girl in Montessori School, The Dahlia School of San Francisco

School Start-up Grants

Grant applications open on April 15, 2024 - Sign up for our email list for notifications!

Interested in opening your own school?

If your dream is to open your own school one day, but you're not sure where to start - Wildflower Schools offers a School Start-up Journey program.

Ignite School Innovation and Sustainability Grant

Grant applications will open in Q4 of 2024!

After schools open, systemic inequities continue to take a greater toll on Black school leaders than their white counterparts. To combat this, Black Wildflowers Fund will offer “just-in-time” microgrants for Black-led microschools that need assistance overcoming unforeseen financial or legal challenges. Funding will also be available to support new innovative school projects.

These grants will be issued by a council of teachers who are best positioned to understand and support their peers.

Building A Community of Trust and Practice

When we engage in well-constructed, engaging, and relevant professional learning, we refine our practice and we amplify our impact in the organization. 

The Black Wildflowers Fund is also a community-engaged organization; therefore, ongoing learning is our professional responsibility.  Whenever possible, it should be differentiated by role, experience, and other needs.  Learning is an active process, it is not done to you.  It is the intersection of giving and receiving.

 

Professional learning offers experiences for us to deepen our awareness of self and others; teaches us new skills, strategies, and content; builds capacity; ensures our practices are current, and creates a space for collaboration and problem-solving.

 

Each February, we will hold an in person community gathering for all grant awardees and Black Teacher Leaders within the Wildflower network. We will also host a number of virtual events, and foster connections between everyone in the community, so they have the support they need.

 

Building A Community of Trust and Practice

Building A Community of Trust and Practice

Professional learning offers experiences for us to deepen our awareness of self and others; teaches us new skills, strategies, and content; builds capacity; ensures our practices are current, and creates a space for collaboration and problem-solving.

 

Each February, we will hold an in person community gathering for all grant awardees and Black Teacher Leaders within the Wildflower network. We will also host a number of virtual events, and foster connections between everyone in the community, so they have the support they need.

 

When we engage in well-constructed, engaging, and relevant professional learning, we refine our practice and we amplify our impact in the organization. 

The Black Wildflowers Fund is also a community-engaged organization; therefore, ongoing learning is our professional responsibility.  Whenever possible, it should be differentiated by role, experience, and other needs.  Learning is an active process, it is not done to you.  It is the intersection of giving and receiving.

 

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Montessori Credential Grant for Black Educators

Grant applications open on March 1, 2024 - Sign up for our email list to be notified.

To invest in the future of Black leadership, we will provide grants to Black educators pursuing Montessori training through MACTE credentialed programs. Our goal is to train and foster communities of practice for 60+ Black Montessori educators over the next three years.

 

Priority will be given to individuals who've already applied or been accepted to a Montessori training program. We encourage all Black educators interested in obtaining a Montessori credential to apply!

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