Ensure positive educational outcomes for Black children & Youth of Black Greater Grand Rapids
Since Reconstruction, education has been touted as the great equalizer for Black people, particularly those who descended from those who were enslaved in this country. It is believed to be the key for our continued growth and well-being. At the onset of COVID-19, over 50% of our Black parents were concerned about their child’s educational achievement.
Black Impact Collaborative responded to the very immediate educational needs of Black students by advocating for a survey to educational leaders to garner how they were thinking about Black students and addressing their needs in this critical period, including how they were engaging with parents. Black Impact Collaborative centered their energies on three areas: technology, parent engagement; and robust academics.