Focus Area: Early Childhood
Grant Amount: $12,500
Based in Minneapolis, serves Twin Cities metro area. Way to Grow is a collaborative home-visiting-based program whose goal is to help very vulnerable families get their children ready for school.
Grant supports expanding the wrap-around services of Way to Grow’s Great by 8 program at Lucy C. Laney Community School in north Minneapolis, one of the lowest performing Minneapolis public schools, and to expand the program with pilots in Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center. Great by 8 helps children continue the gains in literacy made in pre-school through 3rd grade by providing wrap-around educational services through home visits and center-based programming.