At Robins Foundation, we are working to shape an ecosystem wherein every student can receive an excellent education and a solid footing for college and/or career. The teachers who are dedicated to helping students work toward success on a day-to-day basis are an integral element of that ecosystem.
Today, in honor of World Teachers Day, we celebrate the hard work and achievements of teachers, instructors, and administrators, and take some time to reflect on issues central to attracting and keeping the brightest minds and best talents in this profession.
The theme for this year’s World Teachers Day is “Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession”. Through this theme, UNESCO and other supporting foundations recognize the critical importance of reaffirming the value of the teaching mission, while celebrating the work of dedicated educators who strive daily ensure that inclusive and equitable quality education” and the promotion of lifelong opportunities for all become a reality worldwide.
At Robins Foundation we understand that turning underperforming schools around is a community responsibility. Under-resourced schools are more challenging to lead. School systems that face significant economic challenges make it more difficult to attract and retain outstanding teachers and principals. The potential of the students is the same no matter what the circumstances. It’s the access that’s different. So, we must look for ways to directly impact the educational process and students’ lives, especially in neighborhoods that are historically under-resourced.
What We’re Doing
We support organizations and projects for children ages 0-18, their parents and caregivers, and programs that address the need for well-trained teachers that are prepared to teach in urban schools to ensure children are prepared for and engage in class at a school that provides them with a quality, accredited curriculum.
We’re interested in funding organizations and projects that seek to:
- Improve access to and quality of early care and education, including the engagement of and support to parents and caregivers of young children
- Increase access to accredited, after-school, summer and enrichment programs for children and youth
- Promote children’s success during critical transition periods, including Pre-K to K, elementary to middle school, middle school to high school, and high school to post-secondary
As part of our Strategic Partners program, Robins Foundation works with key regional school districts and their corresponding Education Foundations to serve as a catalyst for regional cooperation and collaboration that builds on current interests and momentum for a more regional approach to addressing poverty, promoting equity and creating a thriving city and region known for
CLICK HERE to learn more about our Strategic Partnerships. And to read more about World Teachers Day visit https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/worldteachersday.