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Kansas City Organization Wins $250 Thousand Grant

(MISSOURINET) –  A Missouri organization striving to increase the number of black male K-12 teachers is getting a big boost from a national organization launched by Facebook CEO.

Brothers Liberating Our Communities, in Kansas City, has been awarded a 250-thousand-dollar grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. BLOC, which began in 2020, is the first known Missouri recipient of a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant for teacher well-being.

Cornell Ellis, founder and executive director, says BLOC is a pipeline to talk about real problems and create solutions.

Eight grants aimed at supporting teacher well-being have been awarded as part of this week’s Teacher Appreciation Week.

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