Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI)

The Wallace Foundation has chosen six communities to receive four-year implementation grants to strengthen social and emotional learning partnerships between schools and after-school programs. This is part of its Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning initiative, a new, multiyear effort to strengthen local partnerships that promote SEL.

The five communities working with CASEL are: Boston, Dallas, Denver, Palm Beach County, and Tulsa.

The initiative will provide SEL programming and support to roughly 15,000 children in kindergarten through fifth grade through a phased approach involving up to seven pilot schools in each city.

In the first year of the initiative, each district/out-of-school-time pair will share grants ranging from $1 million to $1.5 million. Participating communities will also receive other support, including technical assistance by CASEL, the Forum for Youth Investment, and the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. The foundation will finalize the grants in August.

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