The schools represented in our first five grantees each adequately demonstrated financial hardship due to COVID-19, adversely impacting their ability to source and recruit talented educators. In addition to compelling application responses, all five schools serve a significant percentage of students from high needs or low income families in one of Selected’s current regions. Each grantee will receive $5,000 in invite credits to use on the Selected platform to connect with and hire from their own curated, pre-vetted pool of teachers and school leaders.

The grant is still open for applications until 11:59pm June 30, 2020.

And the decision to apply is an easy one! Designed to be a quick submission process for busy schools, you can complete it in one sitting — even on your phone!

We’ll be announcing the full list of 20 grantees no later than July 17, 2020.

Academy for Young Writers; New York, NY

  • District School
  • Number of Students: 500
  • Free/Reduced Lunch: 87%

Arizona Charter Academy; Phoenix, AZ

  • Charter School
  • Number of Students: 1,050
  • Free/Reduced Lunch: 74%

Cresthaven Academy Charter School; Plainfield, NJ

  • Charter School
  • Number of Students: 382
  • Free/Reduced Lunch: 84%

Kingsman Academy Public Charter School; Washington DC

  • Charter School
  • Number of Students: 300
  • Free/Reduced Lunch: 100%

Lighthouse Community Public Schools; Oakland, CA

  • Charter School
  • Number of Students: 1,500
  • Free/Reduced Lunch: 72%

About Selected

Selected helps schools hire the best teachers. We offer a matching platform that connects 1,200+ public and independent schools with a deep and diverse pool of 30,000+ Pre-K to 12 teachers in urban metro areas in the Northeast, West, and Southwest, including New York City, NJ, CT, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston, SF Bay Area, Sacramento-Stockton, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, Austin, and San Antonio. Create a FREE school profile and start speaking with candidates immediately.

About the Urban Teacher Recruitment Grant Program

The purpose of the Urban Teacher Recruitment Grant Program (“Grant Program”) is to support the outreach and recruitment efforts of high needs schools with demonstrated financial hardship due to COVID-19. Learn more about the Urban Teacher Recruitment Grant at https://grants.getselected.com