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General Purposes

Parents for Public Schools

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $75,000
  • Grant Period May 1, 2005–April 30, 2007
  • Location Jackson, MS, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant will enable Parents for Public Schools to expand and strengthen the network of parent-based chapters working to improve schools. Multiyear funding will support efforts to move chapters from volunteer parent-led groups to more stable organizations. Activities will include providing a national clearinghouse of best practices, news and other information; conducting a series of regional conferences; encouraging networking with similar organizations; distributing a national newsletter; creating a Web site; and offering training opportunities at the regional and national levels.Parents for Public Schools is a national organization of community-based chapters working to strengthen public schools by breaking down barriers such as race, ethnicity and income in order to build a broad-based organization of parents working together to improve their schools.