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2023 Grants Challenge

PowerMyLearning's Family Playlists

PowerMyLearning's Family Playlists empower students and families with hands-on, weekly activities to reinforce math concepts to accelerate learning. Families are invited to provide feedback after each activity to enhance communication with teachers about their child's comprehension of the concept. Recent study: Family Playlists significantly improved math scores (equivalent to 4 extra months of learning), ELL students had a 31% increase in sense of belonging, and overall students showed 15% greater social-emotional learning outcomes


What is the primary issue area that your application will impact?

K-12 STEAM Education

In which areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?

Central LA

San Gabriel Valley

South LA

West LA

In what stage of innovation is this project, program, or initiative?

Pilot or new project, program, or initiative

What is your understanding of the issue that you are seeking to address?

In order to create a truly comprehensive learning experience, it is crucial to involve families in a meaningful way. By reimagining homework to actively engage parents and guardians in their child's learning, we can foster a supportive and collaborative environment that enhances a child's educational journey. However, the lack of resources dedicated to family involvement often hinders our ability to provide the necessary support and opportunities for meaningful engagement, thereby limiting the potential benefits for both students and their families.

Describe the project, program, or initiative this grant will support to address the issue.

PowerMyLearning's Family playlists offer a unique and meaningful way to involve families in the learning process. These playlists take a social-emotional approach, recognizing the importance of emotional well-being in academic success. By addressing students' social and emotional needs, the playlists create a supportive learning environment that enhances their ability to master subjects, particularly in STEM fields. The playlists engage families in interactive activities that encourage collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, promoting a holistic approach to learning. By involving families in the process, students receive additional support and encouragement at home, leading to increased motivation and confidence in tackling challenging STEM concepts at an early grade.

Describe how Los Angeles County will be different if your work is successful.

We hope to see a transformation in the relationship between teachers, students, and families to a relationship that is truly a collaboration in support of the students' academic achievement. PowerMyLearning's Family Playlists will bridge the gap between school and home, bringing families into the learning process in a meaningful way and fostering a nurturing and inclusive environment where students can excel in STEM and thrive academically.

What evidence do you have that this project, program, or initiative is or will be successful, and how will you define and measure success?

PowerMyLearning will measure success through a series of surveys that families will complete after participating in our program. 70% of parents who participate in our program and complete our Family Survey will mark "more confidence" or "much more confidence" to the statement: "Based on your child's experience with Family Playlists, how has your child's confidence in math changed?" 70% of parents will also mark "stronger connection" or "much stronger connection" to the statement: "Based on your experience with Family Playlists, how has your connection to your child's school changed?"

Approximately how many people will be impacted by this project, program, or initiative?

Direct Impact: 315

Indirect Impact: 300