We are excited to announce this year’s Urban Teacher Recruitment Grant awardees. While we awarded 20 schools across the country, we also want to recognize all the schools who applied to our inaugural program. We are passionate about meeting the needs of schools across the country and supporting equity in teacher recruitment at high-needs schools. If you'd like to learn more about our grant initiative or help be a part of this solution, please reach out to grants@getselected.com.  

Meet Our Awardees

The schools represented adequately demonstrated financial hardship due to COVID-19, adversely impacting their ability to source and recruit talented educators. In addition to compelling application responses, each school awarded serves a significant percentage of students from high needs or low income families in one of Selected’s current regions. Each grantee receives $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.

Northeast Region

Academy for Young Writers; New York, NY

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

Achievement Prep Academy; Washington DC

  • Charter School
  • Number of Students: 264
  • Free/Reduced Lunch: 85%

Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools; Baltimore, MD

  • Religious Schools
  • Number of Students: 1690
  • Free/Reduced Lunch: 47%

Community Charter School of Cambridge; Boston, MA

  • Charter School
  • Number of Students: 325
  • Free/Reduced Lunch: 56%

Cresthaven Academy Charter School; Plainfield, NJ

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

Foundation Academy Charter School; Trenton, NJ

  • Charter School
  • Number of Students: 1110
  • Free/Reduced Lunch: 85%

Hellenic Classical Charter Schools; New York, NY

  • Charter School
  • Number of Students: 675
  • Free/Reduced Lunch: 59%

Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science; Washington DC

  • Charter School
  • Number of Students: 296
  • Free/Reduced Lunch: 73%

Kingsman Academy Public Charter School; Washington DC

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

Preparatory Charter School for Mathematics, Science, Technology & Careers; Philadelphia, PA

  • Charter School
  • Number of Students: 620
  • Free/Reduced Lunch: 100%

Springfield Prep Charter School; Springfield, MA

  • Charter School
  • Number of Students: 378
  • Free/Reduced Lunch: 72%

Summit Academy; New York, NY

  • Charter School
  • Number of Students: 400
  • Free/Reduced Lunch: 92%

The Washington Heights and Inwood (WHIN) Music Community Charter School; New York, NY

  • Charter School
  • Number of Students: 240
  • Free/Reduced Lunch: 90%

Southwest Region

Arizona Charter Academy; Phoenix, AZ

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

Union Elementary School District; Tolleson, AZ

  • District Schools
  • Number of Students: 1659
  • Free/Reduced Lunch: 64%

West Region

ICEF Public Schools; Los Angeles, CA

  • Charter School
  • Number of Students: 2500
  • Free/Reduced Lunch: 93%

Lighthouse Community Public Schools; Oakland, CA

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

Manzanita Charter Middle School; Richmond, CA

  • Charter School
  • Number of Students: 125
  • Free/Reduced Lunch: 71%

Multicultural Learning Center; Los Angeles, CA

  • Charter School
  • Number of Students: 510
  • Free/Reduced Lunch: 58%

The Foundation for Hispanic Education (TFHE); San Jose, CA

  • Charter School
  • Number of Students: 1040
  • Free/Reduced Lunch: 73%

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