Concordia University Wisconsin has received a $45,000 grant from the Siebert Lutheran Foundation to support the IMPACT Project in Milwaukee.
The IMPACT Project, also known as Innovative, Achieving, City Teachers, aims to equip teachers in the pipeline with practical teaching strategies and strengthen their knowledge about urban education.
“The IMPACT Project is paramount for students and the schools of Milwaukee,” said Dr. Steve Gerner, director of the university’s Urban Education Institute. “Having the resources to get future teachers in city schools and partnering with high-performing educators is the difference maker.”
The grant will enable Concordia students to pursue more city teaching experiences under veteran city teachers and will specifically fund faculty salaries, student transportation, data tracking, and awards.
The university projects that at least 120 students will take part each year in the project and at least 10 graduates each year will begin their teaching careers in Milwaukee.