Apply for funding by May 4th!

Summer Boost NYC serves students who are finishing K-8th grades in the 2021-22 school year.

Apply for up to $2000 per student for your high-quality summer learning program

Summer Boost NYC is a $50 million philanthropic initiative supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies in partnership with Kenneth C. Griffin, Stan Druckenmiller, The Carson Family Charitable Trust, Robin Hood, Gray Foundation, and Walentas Foundation, aimed at supporting charter schools across New York City this summer as they address the social and academic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their students.

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Questions about the Summer Boost NYC Program?

Check out our FAQ before you apply.

When are the applications due?

Applications are due no later than 11:59pm on May 4th, 2022.

Is Summer Boost NYC providing an enrichment curriculum?

Summer Boost NYC isn’t providing or endorsing any specific enrichment programs. We encourage sites to consider all options for enrichment, including recruiting special area teachers to teach courses and/or partnering with local organizations to help offer students and families full-day programming. Sites hosting full-day programming are eligible for additional funding to help support enrichment partnerships or teachers as necessary.

What is the Summer Boost NYC pre- and post-test and how do I know what standards will be assessed?

The Summer Boost NYC pre- and post-tests are New York Next Generation Learning Standard-aligned assessments following this curriculum map for both English and Math. All students will take these assessments on the Edulastic platform at the beginning and end of the summer program. The Edulastic platform will be provided to all schools and Lavinia will host optional trainings on administering and scoring the assessment. This data will help the funders of Summer Boost NYC understand what impact the program had on students. Because the assessments will be mapped to state standards, the data will also help schools understand how their students are doing and where they might focus with interventions after the summer program. During the application, you will share the standards you plan to cover during your program. While your students will take the complete assessments, your results will only be mapped back to the standards you planned to cover.

Will I need to submit a budget with the application?

Yes! We will provide a budget calculator where you can determine how much funding you’ll be eligible for. You’ll then provide a budget and a narrative to support that budget.

When does the summer program need to be offered? Is there flexibility?

For schools using the Lavinia RISE curriculum, all teacher training will take place the week of June 27th. Lavinia is offering two student start dates — July 5-August 5 or July 12-August 12. Schools using RISE can do half-day programming or full-day programming. Full-day programming will require that schools identify a plan for enrichment programming. For schools using a different curriculum and programming, dates can be set by your school. The program must include between 20 and 30 instructional days (full-day or half-day).

Up to six weeks of programming in Summer 2022

Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions:

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