University of Massachusetts (U MASS) Dartmouth/Urban Initiative
Provides college student mentors to struggling high school students at RPS through the “Changing Lives Through Literature” Program, and assists with translation at school events. Partners with the district to improve student learning in the SouthCoast region by providing inter-district professional development opportunities to K-12 educators. Recently wrote a state grant proposal to assist the school department with the development of an Early Warning Data System for the 2011-2012 school year.
The UMass Dartmouth Urban Initiative has as its mission, among other things, the performance of research, project development and implementation, technical assistance, and policy analysis to benefit municipalities, state and local agencies, private/non-profit entities, or any other organization or association whose work relates to leadership, education and policy issues in urban settings.
Public Schools District Community Partnership; partners with the district’s Resiliency Preparatory School.