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Smart Teachers As Role Models (STAR) Initiative

Phelps Stokes Fund

  • Program Exploratory and Special Projects
  • Program Area Special Projects
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period May 1, 2006–June 30, 2007
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This renewal grant will provide support to the Phelps-Stokes Fund for the second year of development of a national clearinghouse to assist programs designed to increase the number of African-American men teaching in public elementary schools, such as the Call Me MISTER program in South Carolina. Activities in the second year of the project include convening practitioners and experts; commissioning research papers and program development materials; launching a Web-enhanced communications platform; and providing technical assistance to the program planning process in Flint, Michigan. Since its founding in 1911, the Phelps-Stokes Fund has facilitated the growth of human development by serving as an incubator to many nationally and internationally known programs and institutions, including the United Negro College Fund.