February 22, 2024
Eugene Brucker Training Heart is the headquarters of the San Diego Unified College District. File picture

San Diego Unified College District and San Diego Basis announce the launch of a Request for Proposals from native nonprofit organizations to supply programming for the summer season 2024 version of Stage Up SD.

“The district’s continued partnership with the San Diego Basis expands our collaboration with community-based organizations, permitting us to supply district college students educational and enrichment alternatives in the course of the summer season months,” mentioned Lamont Jackson, Superintendent of San Diego Unified. “Each scholar deserves entry to summer season experiences that enable them to thrive – from literacy assist and museum camp to music classes and athletics.”   

Summer season 2024 will mark the fourth 12 months the district gives the Stage Up SD program for college students in Common Transitional Kindergarten by way of eighth grade. Classes will probably be supplied at 48 faculty websites for 9 weeks without charge to San Diego Unified households.

The primary 5 weeks of programming will probably be supplied at district campuses. The final 4 weeks of Stage Up SD will probably be from July 15 by way of Aug. 9 and can supply off-site programming with native nonprofit companions. Classes vary from one to 5 weeks.

Early registration will probably be supplied to precedence college students, which incorporates English learners, foster youth, college students who qualify without spending a dime or decreased lunch, or college students with disabilities. Stage Up SD websites had been strategically chosen to supply entry to precedence college students. 

The summer season 2024 version of Stage Up SD is a chance for native nonprofit suppliers to associate with SDF and San Diego Unified to supply enriching summer season programming to San Diego Unified college students whereas combating summer season studying loss. 

“Analysis reveals that high-quality summer season studying applications speed up studying, assist reduce the chance hole for college students who face challenges all through the varsity 12 months, and nurture a way of neighborhood and belonging amongst college students,” mentioned Pamela Grey Payton, SDF Chief Influence & Partnerships Officer.

Roughly $7.2 million is obtainable to assist Stage Up SD summer season 2024 programming. Funding is meant to assist applications for UTK to eighth-grade college students.

Grant request quantities might vary from $30,000 to $500,000 to fund numerous applications that provide distinctive enrichment alternatives and foster creativity, accelerated studying, and educational achievement. The deadline to use is midday, Jan. 9, 2024.

Nonprofit organizations in good standing and with an current monitor file serving San Diego County are invited to use. To submit a proposal for Stage Up SD, go to SDFoundation.org/apply.

Potential candidates are inspired to register for the Stage Up SD grant seekers discussion board to be held just about on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023. SDF employees members will share extra details about the grant alternative. Register on-line for the Stage Up SD grant seekers discussion board. Along with the grant seekers discussion board, SDF employees will host non-compulsory workplace hours the week of Dec. 4, 2023. Join an workplace hour session on-line.

Beginning in the summertime of 2021, Stage Up SD is an out-of-school time, or expanded studying, summer season program for college students enrolled in San Diego Unified faculties. Stage Up SD has partnered with 130-plus native nonprofit organizations to serve 25,000 San Diego Unified college students.