BMEA to Receive Support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to Boost Teacher Well-being

On May 5, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced more than $4 million in support to 7 organizations that help promote teacher well-being.

As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week this year, educators need more than just our gratitude. They need ongoing support for their well-being to combat burnout and stay in the classroom. Teacher well-being is linked to student learning. If we don’t support our teachers, it’s harder for them to meet the needs of their students.

“BMEA is thankful for the award and honored for the partnership with Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. This will help us amplify teacher well-being initiatives.” remarked Dr. Curtis Lewis, founder and CEO of Black Male Educators Alliance.

BMEA’s mission is to develop effective culturally responsive educators who cultivate learning partnerships AND grow independent thinkers into change agents for their communities.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was founded in 2015 to help solve some of society’s toughest challenges — from eradicating disease and improving education, to addressing the needs of our local communities. Our mission is to build a more inclusive, just, and healthy future for everyone. For more information, please visit

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