Neighborhood House Charter School

Dorchester, MA

Amount granted: $20,000

Grant year: 2021

Grant category: Education


$20,000 to support the Kevin Andrews Leadership Institute which is designed to attract, support, and retain highly qualified teachers, particularly those from historically under-represented minority groups, by offering dynamic opportunities for classroom educators to grow their leadership skills while contributing to NHCS’ development as an anti-racist organization.

Neighborhood House Charter School (NHCS) is a tuition-free open enrollment charter school for grades K1-12 in Dorchester, MA that is a public alternative to traditional district schools. Neighborhood House Charter School serves a diverse population of learners: of its more than 800 students, 84% of students are Black, Latinx, or of multi-racial backgrounds, with 9% considered English Language Learners, 67% high needs, and 52% economically disadvantaged by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  It offers a full spectrum of programs including general education and full-inclusion as well as partial-inclusion and substantially-separate programs for small groups of students with significant disabilities.