- Program Education
- Program Area Success Beyond High School
- Grant Amount $25,000
- Grant Period June 1, 2003–December 31, 2004
- Location Philadelphia, PA, United States
- Geographic Focus United States
About this grant
The first Organizing for Educational Excellence Training Institute was held in 2001 to help build the capacity of parent and community organizations to address issues of teaching and learning in public schools. The institute is structured around three levels of education change: classroom, school and district. Each level of change focuses on how parents and community leaders can strengthen the impact of community organizing on teaching practice and student learning.Funding will support the third annual institute in August 2003. The goal of the institute is to enable organizations and their leaders to have a greater impact on teaching and learning in the public schools and school systems that serve their communities. Training will be offered in two tracks, one for experienced organizations and one for those new to school reform and education organizing. More than 70 parents and community leaders engaged in school reform are expected to attend.Since the institute’s inception, more than 160 parents and community leaders from 18 different organizations have participated in trainings to develop stronger relationships with school reform leaders and adopt successful organizing strategies.