EDC has been selected by the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care (OCC), to receive $10 million over five years to lead the new National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE).
EDC and the Boston-based Artists for Humanity (AFH) have received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help connect local youth to science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM-related careers.
In the push to create digital learning resources for schools, developers say social studies have largely been ignored. Now that vacuum is being filled by EDC’s Zoom In, a free online tool that helps students learn U.S. history while also strengthening their literacy skills.
EDC’s nationally known programs to reduce injury, violence, and suicide have been recognized by two federal agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with combined first-year awards of nearly $7 million.
EDC will join other winners of the USAID All Children Reading Grand Challenge competition for a summit meeting to discuss scaling up early-grade reading efforts in the Asia Pacific region. EDC will showcase results of its literacy data initiative first introduced in the Philippines in 2011. The summit will be held in Melbourne, Australia, April 27-28.