- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Special Initiatives
- Grant Amount $175,000
- Grant Period January 1, 2014–July 31, 2015
- Location Krasnoyarsk, Russia
- Geographic Focus Russia, Russia
About this grant
The program goal is to foster civic engagement through the further development of community schools in Russia. The Krasnoyarsk Center for Community Partnerships will expand efforts to mainstream community schools in line with Russian educational reforms. It will strengthen the growing network of schools and support centers through regular meetings. It will foster increased knowledge sharing through Webinars, training events, and a comprehensive Internet portal. The grantee will also continue to focus on strengthening its own institutional capacity by raising the professional qualifications of staff. In 2011-2013, the grantee organized three international conferences, completely restructured and upgraded the community schools Internet portal, implemented four programs aimed at improving community school practice in areas including social tolerance and conflict resolution, and created a new center for volunteer management in Krasnoyarsk. Established in 1996, the Krasnoyarsk Center for Community Partnerships has worked successfully to introduce and popularize the community schools model into more than 35 regions of Russia.