After awarding $2.5 million in fall 2020, VELA Education Fund today kicked off Meet the Moment 2.0, a grant program that will award up to $5 million in microgrants this spring.
As it prepares to release plans for a new round of funding, the VELA Education Fund announced today that experienced K-12 education leader Meredith Olson will lead the organization as President.
Through a robust, diverse ecosystem of resources, experts, and technical assistance, MicroschoolingNV directly supports families and school systems. This fall, the non-profit is partnering with the City of North Las Vegas to launch the Southern Nevada Urban Micro Academy in city-run recreational centers and libraries that support microschooling sites, offering in-person learning opportunities for more than 150 learners in grades K-8.
Out-of-system models and programs include learning pods, low-cost micro-schools, homeschool cooperatives, youth-led programming and learning, online content, and more. VELA Education Fund aims to support local, regional, and national education entrepreneurs bringing their bold ideas to life.