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ACORN South Bronx School Equity Campaign

American Institute for Social Justice

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2004–December 31, 2005
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus New York

About this grant

The South Bronx School Equity Campaign was started in 1999 by parents who were concerned about problems at neighborhood schools and needed help in addressing the educational system. Funding will support goals that include cultivating increased support for public education funding and other resources necessary to guarantee each student’s right to a quality high school education; providing professional development training to principals at all 10 of the focus schools; building a more highly-skilled and stable teaching force; and creating effective family/school partnerships.Recent accomplishments included creating and maintaining a base of active parents from schools across the targeted districts; working to defeat proposed education budget cuts at both the city and state levels; and implementing Success for All, a research-based school improvement strategy in 10 schools, and Columbia University’s Teachers College Reading and Writing Program in 30 schools.