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Study on Education Organizing and Academic Improvement

American Institute for Social Justice

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $175,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2007–December 31, 2008
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus Chicago

About this grant

The American Institute for Social Justice is working with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, commonly known by the acronym ACORN, in Chicago to organize parents, students, and community members to improve the failing schools by focusing on two goals: improving teacher quality and retention and creating small schools. This Chicago-based project is one of eight sites in the Foundation’s study to explore the contribution of community organizing to improving student achievement.