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29 Dec

And One other One! MacKenzie Scott Gives $2.5M To

MacKenzie Scott just added yet one more life-changing philanthropic move to her long list of donations, and its poised to vary the lives of countless Black children.

In a news release, Urban Ed Academy (UEA) recently announced their receipt of a $2.5 million donation from the philanthropist, whose net value reportedly hovers around $20.2B. Scott has already given away nearly $2 billion in donations to greater than 343 organizations, lots of which which are in support of bolstering underserved communities.

The Bay-area based organization goals to encourage and support Black men in pursuing a profession in education through their Man the Bay program. They said that ‘with the transformative donation, they are going to have the opportunity to proceed their 12 years of critical work in enriching the education sector with underrepresented faces.’

“We would like to thank MacKenzie Scott for recognizing that schools across America need more Black male teachers, said Executive Director Randal Seriguchi, Jr. “Thanks for underlining the incredible labor and dedication that our fellows, educators, and staff have exemplified. And thanks for providing the resources for us to grow our impact in our community.”

Organizations like UEA are incredibly crucial and greatly contribute to bolstering positive outcomes within the Black community.

Research shows that If a black student has only one black teacher by third grade, that student is 13 percent more more likely to enroll in college – those that had two black teachers were 32 percent more likely. These results may speak to the impact of teachers who can relate to students and role models, in addition to teacher expectations.

“We’re excited to embark on the subsequent phase of our journey. With this game-changing grant, we stay up for showing our gratitude by creating an everlasting ripple effect throughout the tutorial diaspora,” comments Executive Director Randal Seriguchi, Jr.

More information will be found at https://urbanedacademy.org/.

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