The Teagle Foundation’s Board of Directors has awarded $675,000 in continued support to NYC-area community-based organizations as well as to its ongoing efforts to promote teaching and learning in the liberal arts.  

The Foundation has long felt a special responsibility to the community within which it operates and, over the years, has contributed to a wide range of organizations that improve the college-readiness of young people in New York City. Five grants were awarded to organizations with which the Foundation has collaborated for many years toward their college access and success programs for NYC youth. 

Another grant was made under the Liberal Arts and Professions initiative, which aims to integrate liberal arts content and perspectives into professional undergraduate education. 

Grants Awarded

College-Community Connections: Community-Based Organizations
Each organization was awarded $75,000 over 36 months for their college access and success programming.

East Harlem Tutorial Program
College Access and Success Programming for East Harlem Youth 

East Side House Settlement
College Retention Program

Fresh Air Fund
College Connections Program

Jacob A. Riis Settlement House
Riis Academy College Access Program

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America
LEDA New York City Scholars

Liberal Arts and the Professions

Yes We Must Coalition 
A Collaborative Initiative to Infuse Liberal Arts Content and Learning into the Business Curriculum 
$300,000 over 36 months to revise the business curriculum, with an eye to promoting the development of strong communication skills, creative and critical thinking, and a sophisticated understanding of how all endeavors in the workplace are rooted in particular social, economic, and cultural contexts. National data suggest that low-income students tend to pursue majors that they perceive to be more practical and more likely to lead to immediate employment. The Yes We Must Coalition is an organization of 32 independent, non-profit colleges and universities where Pell-eligible students constitute the majority of the undergraduate enrollment. Four members of the Coalition are participating in this project to embed the liberal arts in business education: Bacone College (Muskogee, OK); Coker College (Hartsville, SC); College of Saint Elizabeth (Morristown, NJ); and Keuka College (Keuka Park, NY).