Project Heart (Higher Education Advancement of Resident BIPOC Teachers) is a project funded by the 2021 Diversifying the Educator Workforce (DEW) Dean’s Compact Grant. Project HEART 2.0 will increase the number of racially, culturally, and ethnically minoritized teachers who are highly qualified and ready to teach in urban schools in Northeast Ohio and across the state. Project HEART 2.0 will continue the collaboration between Cleveland State University’s Levin College of Public Affairs and Education (CSU LCPAE); the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), the large urban local district; and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), the local 2-year degree granting institution. As noted in sections below, CSU, CMSD and Tri-C have a long history of partnering on projects that support local youth and the larger Northeast Ohio Community.
Project HEART 2.0 proposes to:
- Recruit racially, culturally, and linguistically minoritized teachers
- Support cultural competence and self-reflection for teacher education faculty, mentor teachers and teacher candidates
- Support and retain racially, culturally, and linguistically minoritized teachers
- Expand sustainable systems for support and growth that will continue after the Project HEART 2.0 funding ends
To learn more about Project Heart, follow this link!