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General Purposes

Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $225,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2003–December 31, 2005
  • Location Chicago, IL, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The mission of Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform is to improve the quality and equity in urban school districts and schools so that all urban youth are well prepared for post-secondary education, work and citizenship. The campaign’s primary goals are to build local and national constituencies to advance system-wide urban school reform; improve system-wide policies and practices on teaching and learning, accountability and school-site authority and resources; and strengthen the roles of parents and community members as full school reform partners.Multiyear funding will enable Cross City to review and focus its strategic program direction; develop the capacity of the board in fundraising and guiding the development of the organization; and strengthen the local base by increasing staff, resources and expertise based in the affiliated communities. In addition, Cross City will focus on strengthening community leaders and the field of community organizing to improve urban schools in low-income neighborhoods; and support the organizing and leadership development of parents, students and community members.Cross City, a national network of school reform leaders, is a leading organization in parent and community participation in education reform.