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Florida Statewide Education Reform Project

People Acting for Community Together

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2004–December 31, 2005
  • Location Miami, FL, United States
  • Geographic Focus Florida

About this grant

The Florida Statewide Education Reform Project is a grassroots community organizing effort to improve student achievement in low-income, low-performing public schools in Florida. The project is coordinated by People Acting for Community Together, a community organization associated with the Direct Action and Research Training Center, and has helped several thousand families in Florida during the past eight years. This grant will enable a coalition of 10 congregation-based community organizations to work together to improve student achievement.Multiyear funding will support goals that include building the capacity of each of the participating organizations; training at least 1,000 grassroots leaders to be effective advocates for change in their communities; conducting local issue campaigns across the state on education reform issues; building relationships among leaders and staff of participating organizations; collaborating to ensure continued statewide support for the direct instruction program; and working together on the universal pre-kindergarten program and other statewide campaigns.