Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced $498,287 awarded to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) to improve coordination of academic, social, and health services at three Las Vegas elementary schools serving minority and low-income students. Provided through the Department of Education’s Full Service Community Schools Program, the grant will establish targeted support for students at Booker Elementary School, Kelly Elementary School, and Ronnow Elementary School.
“All of Nevada’s students deserve the resources and support they need to succeed academically. This means closing the educational opportunity gap for students of color and low-income students, supporting working parents, and ensuring our kids have access to health and nutrition services in their communities. We’ll continue to fight to bring strong investments in education and make sure that Nevada’s youth have the foundation they need to thrive.”
The Full-Service Community Schools program encourages coordination of academic, social and health services through partnerships among public schools, local agencies, and community-based and non-profit organizations.
This grant supporting UNLV’s partnership with ReInvent Schools Las Vegas sets out to increase early childhood education attendance and kindergarten-readiness, increase proficiency rates, and raise the number of community partners providing services to students.