Public Schools Get $2.8M Grant to Help Students Exposed to Trauma

San Francisco public schools have received a $2.8 million federal grant to help students suffering from trauma because they have been exposed to violence.

The U.S. Department of Education will provide the San Francisco Unified School District with $570,000 a year for five years as part of its Project Prevent grant. SFUSD will use the funds to support a school-based violence intervention and prevention program at schools in the Bayview.

“We are committed to ensuring all our students feel safe, healthy and ready to learn,” said Superintendent Richard A. Carranza in a statement.