Central Falls schools receive $295G grant to probe inequities

CENTRAL FALLS — Central Falls is one of six New England school districts to receive a $295,000 grant to investigate the causes of racial and income-related inequities in education.

The Central Falls school district, working with Diversity Talks and the Center for Youth and Community Leadership in Education, will launch a project called Re-imagine Our Future. The goal is to bring students and families into the discussion of what holds students back from graduating high school prepared to attend college and pursue meaningful careers.

Diversity Talks is a nonprofit organization that trains students to lead conversations about racism, gay rights and cultural competencies. The Center for Youth, formerly part of the Annenberg Institute and now based at Roger Williams University, will help families to think about these issues.

“We want to discuss the root causes of inequity by engaging parents and raising student voice,” said Central Falls Supt. Victor Capellan. “We have to go to the people who are impacted by this issue.”

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