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The Donors’ Education Collaborative
Request for Proposals (RFP)

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The Donors' Education Collaborative (DEC) is a funder collaborative dedicated to improving New York City's public schools through policy reform. For more than 20 years, DEC members have pooled funds to give grants that support advocacy and organizing to make the school system better for all students----particularly those facing the greatest challenges. DEC believes that effective and lasting reform is grounded in research and carried out in partnership with parents, students, educators, and community members.  

Estimated timeline for DEC's fall 2017 review:  
Date  Activity
August 28
Deadline for requests for extensions.  
*Note that an extension of more than a few days will result in delayed notification of an award. 

September 12 
Deadline for electronic/e-mail submission of electronic proposal cover sheet through the New York Community Trust web portal, cover e-mail, proposal narrative, and budget(s)

September 13 
Deadline for submission of hard copy proposals and supporting materials 

Week of September 25 
Finalists notified of interviews and site visits
Week of October 2
Interviews and site visits for finalists
November 2017
DEC expects to notify applicants of decisions
If you have any questions about this RFP or the grant application process, please contact Gisela Alvarez, Coordinator of DEC, at

Research Presentations Related to the Request for Proposals

Apurva Mehrotra, Director of Research and Data Analysis, Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, discusses the concentration of risk factors and student outcomes at the neighborhood level.

Ray Domanico, Director of Education Research, the Independent Budget Office of the City of New York, discusses stratification in elementary school, resource allocation, and the concentration of students in poverty and students in temporary housing.

Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, Associate Professor & Director, Center for College Readiness, Seton Hall University, discusses high school admissions, choice and stratification.

Student Activists Hebh Jamal, Kevin Guerrero, and Christian Rivera join Sarah Camiscoli, Founder and Executive Director of IntegrateNYC4Me to discuss Student Organizing for School Integration.

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