$4.91 Million Federal Grant to Hebrew Public

Funds to be used to help replicate and expand their reach in New York City

September 29, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has awarded a $4.91 million grant to Hebrew Public, the New York-based nonprofit that manages three English-Hebrew public charter schools in the city.

The five year grant will help Hebrew Public, which also works with six affiliate schools around the country, with funding to expand its Harlem and Brooklyn schools and to develop new schools in New York City.

Jon Rosenberg, president and CEO of Hebrew Public, said the grant will help the organization accomplish its mission of leading a growing movement of racially and economically diverse public charter schools that have a curricular focus on the study of Modern Hebrew and of the history and culture of Israel.

“We are thrilled to be among the recipients of this critical funding,” says Rosenberg.  “It will allow us to roll up our sleeves and continuously improve our current schools while launching new ones. 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.”

Overall, the DOE awarded approximately $245 million under its Charter Schools Program, which funds the creation and expansion of public charter schools across the nation. The full DOE release can be accessed here.


HEBREW PUBLIC is building a national network of academically rigorous dual-language charter schools that teach children of all backgrounds to become fluent and literate in Modern Hebrew and prepare them to be productive global citizens. The network includes schools in Brooklyn, Harlem, New Jersey, Washington, DC, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis.