The New York-based network of Hebrew-language charter schools was the recipient of a $4.9 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
The grant, which is five years, will allow Hebrew Public to expand into Harlem and Brooklyn, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported.
“We are thrilled to be among the recipients of this critical funding,” Hebrew Public President and CEO Jon Rosenberg said in a statement. “Receiving this vote of confidence from the federal government is an important recognition of the hard work of our teachers, school leaders, board members, staff, and — most importantly — of the students and families that we serve.”
The organization manages two elementary schools and one middle school each in Harlem and Brooklyn. The organization also partners with six elementary and middle schools across the country, including in New Jersey, Washington, D.C, San Diego, Los Angeles and Minneapolis.