MMSD to receive $4M Grant

MMSD to Receive $4M Grant
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Millington Municipal Schools Named One of Six Local Partners
in a $15 Million Federal Grant Supporting Students & Families 


Seeding Success, a nonprofit organization working to advance social and economic mobility in Shelby County, announced a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education benefitting multiple local school systems and community organizations, including Millington Municipal School District (MMSD). These funds, along with $15M in matching and in-kind dollars, were awarded to the Shelby County Community Schools Partnership (SCCSP) from the U.S. Department of Education’s Full-Service Community Schools Program (FSCS). 


MMSD is one of six local partners named in the grant, which is designed to help launch and sustain the community school model, an evidence-based approach that positions neighborhood schools as a base for providing resources for students and families in the community. Seeding Success and Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) were instrumental in supporting this grant and bringing these funds to Shelby County.


“We rely on community partners to help design, build, manage, and sustain systems of opportunity,” said Seeding Success Chief Strategy and Impact Officer Jamilica Burke. “Over the last three years, leaders across districts and non-profit partners, recognizing that our students come to school faced by incredible challenges, have worked on building out this highly impactful model in Shelby County.” 


Millington Municipal Schools will receive over $4 million in grant funds over the next five years to expand services in Millington Primary School, Millington Intermediate School, and Millington Central Middle/High School.


“We are grateful to be a partner in this transformative grant, which is the largest competitive grant received in the history of Millington Municipal Schools,” said Superintendent Bo Griffin. “As our community grows, so do the needs of our students and families, and the community schools model will help us increase and strengthen our supports to ensure children have the best opportunities for academic success.”


In addition to MMSD, the SCCSP is a collaboration between Seeding Success, Memphis Shelby County Schools, Communities In Schools of Memphis, Memphis Business Academy, Frayser Community Schools, and the University of Memphis. The U of M’s Center for Research in Educational Policy is leading evaluation efforts throughout the five-year award period to measure the outcomes in each district and determine opportunities to expand to more schools in Shelby County. 

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