project leader
Darnell B
(East Flatbush, Brooklyn NY)
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the project

Flanbwayan has been responding to the needs of immigrant students and families.   Numerous challenges have impacted English Language Learners in engaging in remote school during the pandemic like the digital divide and language access, both are barriers to learning. Fill in the gap project will provide needed academic support to immigrant students in (elementary, middle, and high school).  We will provide face-to-face academic support, digital literacy for students to engage in technology, learning, and catching up with school work long term.  

Like the pandemic itself, COVID-19 school closures have had a disproportionate impact on communities of color and have made existing educational inequities even worse. As we head into summer and the next school year, our students who have lost instructional time or had difficulty adapting to remote learning will need targeted support to get caught up.  We are a black immigrant-led organization, the staff reflects the constituency we serve.  Our students are black, immigrants and learning English.  

The current COVID-19 crisis and the resulting economic fallout have only served to underscore the existing structures of racial inequality in our society. While we have all been experiencing this crisis, we are not all impacted equally. Black people, immigrants, and people of color have felt health and economic impacts most acutely. This glaring inequality serves as a call to action, and our organization feels this at the deepest level.

the steps

We will take the following steps:

  • Outreach to students and families.
  • Buy the technology that is needed to support students (ipads/chromebooks)
  • Get wi-fi connection
  • Prepare space
  • Find tutors
  • Coordinator prepares and plans/ organizes sessions
  • Tutors are trained
  • Buy materials
  • Prepare forms to register students

why we're doing it

We work with immigrant students that are newcomers from Haiti, many students came during the pandemic school year and haven't had a chance to access school fully.  Students have been doing school remotely, and hybrid, they have had many challenges because they are English Language Learners and not English proficient yet.  They rely on teachers in school to help them learn English and subject content.  Unfortunately, the families are not able to support students at home either because they have low English proficiency and low literacy, they are also not digitally literate.  Students and families rely on organizations like ours for support and academic support for their children.  We believe every student should have access to equal opportunities in education.


Disbursed funds 10.01.2021

Wi-fi internet- $2,551

iPads (8)- $4,000

Program Coordinator- $5,000

Stipend for tutors (10)- $4,000

Space- $5,000

TOTAL RAISED = $22,030.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $1,101.50
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $330.45


Updated Budget:

Since this project is eligible for up to $15,000 in matching funds, we've decided to expand this project to cover a larger scope of work. 

Wi-fi internet- $2,050

iPads (10)- $5,000

Program Coordinator- $4,000

Stipend for tutors (22)- $10,000

Space- $7,000

Total- $28,050


Original Budget:

Wi-fi internet- $2,000

IPads (6)- $2,000

Program Coordinator- $3,000

Stipend for tutors (15)- $5,000

Space- $3,000

Total- $15,000

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $815
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

Please note: ioby fees are estimated and will be calculated based on totals at the end of the campaign.


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