SF receives $500K education grant

February 3, 2009 12:35:19 PM PST
A national charitable foundation made an announcement Monday that San Francisco will be one of two cities to receive a $500,000 grant to develop school-community partnerships and educational initiatives, according to the nonprofit San Francisco School Alliance.

The C. S. Mott Foundation made the announcement after considering a national pool of grant applications for funding from its "New Day for Learning" initiative, which aims to promote long-term partnerships in improving public education among schools, business leaders, educators, and elected officials.

"The funding provided by the Mott Foundation is just what we need to help see us through our collective efforts to make this a city where our children thrive," said SF Unified School District Superintendent Carlos Garcia in a prepared statement.

"We all have a vested interest and shared responsibility in realizing our vision for education," Garcia said.