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Principal Academies

Interfaith Education Fund

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2004–December 31, 2006
  • Location Austin, TX, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Interfaith Education Fund’s (IEF) Principal Academies project will bring together principals and assistant principals from Arizona, California, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas for academies designed to expand school/community partnerships and quality afterschool programs. The project addresses the isolation felt by principals and encourage innovative teaching methods by providing networking and professional development opportunities.Multiyear funding will enable IEF to convene participants every three months for one- to two-day regional conversations. Project goals include improving existing relationships with principals; engaging new principals; and disseminating lessons learned to the media, academic scholars and public officials.IEF was established in 1989 to assist organizations affiliated with the Industrial Areas Foundation in gaining power over the conditions affecting the lives of their families. IEF provides assistance on issues related to the development of people, families and communities such as housing, job training, health care and economic development.