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DGIN recently funded these programs:

One Book One School – This initiative encourages community-engaged reading within one school. Students, staff and parents read a book and engage in conversation and activities around its main themes. This year’s book was “Mockingbird” by Kathryn Erskine. DGIN funding ensured one book was purchased for every student and staff member in the school.

Enlaces – This strengths-based program worked to support the success of Latino students and to build parent leadership by fostering relationships and communication among youth, parents and schools; addressing community issues through curriculum-based workshops; and connecting families to school and community resources.

MobyMax License – Mobymax is an electronic intervention/enrichment software that has been proven to narrow learning gaps. ELA( English Language Arts), Math, Science and Social Studies teachers can use MobyMax to enhance overall student achievement in school. The software uses placement tests to identify missing skills and tailors a lesson plan for each student to address those gaps.

Gentlemen of Distinction Boys Mentoring Program – This program focused on objectives such as building character, setting and achieving goals and establishing a brotherhood. Students attended several field trips to theaters, museums and colleges at no cost to the student. As a result of the program, there was a decrease in behavioral referrals and increased grades from program participants.

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