San Antonio locals win innovation grants for cultural curriculum

young boy and young girl examine a water-bottle windmill. Text: Return, Recover,  Reimagine

The San Antonio Alliance and Northside AFT have won grants from AFT’s third round of Innovation Grants. The grants, intended to help local unions “Return, Recover, and Reimagine,” totaled $200,000 nationwide in this round, with more than $1 million invested since the start of the pandemic.

Northside AFT’s grant will supply culturally responsive books for all Title I schools in Northside ISD and create a professional development training in culturally responsive pedagogy. The San Antonio Alliance’s grant will expand culturally responsive professional development by piloting a youth participatory action research component, and engaging educators in community-centered cultural projects.