Ford Driving Dreams Grants
The 2017-2019 Ford Driving Dreams Grants RFP is Now Open!
FDD was selected by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics as a “Bright Spots in Hispanic Education”
The Initiative made a national call for nominations with the goal of highlighting the ongoing efforts that are taking place across the country, at the local, state and federal levels, to support Latino educational attainment and excellence. Ford Driving Dreams is honored to have been selected in the category of K-12-College Access. The Bright Spots catalog features over 230 programs, models, organizations and initiatives that are supporting and investing in the educational attainment of Hispanics, from cradle-to-career. The Initiative seeks to leverage these Bright Spots to encourage collaboration between stakeholders focused on similar issues in sharing data-driven approaches, promising practices, peer advice, and effective partnerships, ultimately resulting in increased support for the educational attainment of the Hispanic community.
LULAC FDD Best Practices Paper 2015
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High school graduation rates have been steadily rising in the last decade, thanks to several educational initiatives and investments promoting on-time graduation in the United States. In 2015, the Department of Education reported a record-breaking high school graduation rate of 83.2% among high school students. Despite significant improvements, Hispanic graduation rates (77%) still trail in comparison to Non-Hispanic Whites (89%), Asians (91%) and African American students (82%) which LULAC and Ford Motor Company Fund are addressing in a partnership.
To date, 60 LULAC Councils in 53 cities across 23 states have developed effective high school drop-out prevention programs in their respective communities. The Ford Driving Dreams Grants program has funded 52 programs, supported the education for more than 1,500 students and served as a convener and facilitator of the growth of LULAC Councils.
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