LA2050 Grants Challenge applications are open now through June 28th, 2024.

Watts of Power Foundation

The Watts of Power Foundation (WoPF) was established as a 501(c)3 organization in 2017 when Drs. Peter and Didi Watts wanted to create a culturally-affirming community-based approach to nurturing the development of Black public school teachers to address the academic achievement, social emotional learning and mental health needs of Black youth.


2 Submitted Ideas

  • CREATE ·2023 Grants Challenge

    Black Male Teachers: Recruitment to Homeownership

    Teacher Village (TV) addresses the gaps in the recruitment and retention of Black male teachers to help them successfully navigate and complete the pre-service pathway to becoming fully credentialed. TV supports the social, emotional and housing needs of Black male teachers-in-training to ensure they persist in the profession beyond the 3-year average. TV removes the financial burden from prospective teachers, as well as provides comprehensive financial literacy training that prepares our fellows for building wealth through homeownership.

  • LEARN ·2022 Grants Challenge

    The Teacher Village Initiative

    The Teacher Village Initiative is a multifaceted program that builds a bridge for undergraduate students as they are recruited out of college, complete teacher education programs, and settle into teaching careers.The Initiative supplements existing teacher education programs with professional support, housing, peer connections, and training in the soft skills needed to build effective relationships with students and their community.