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Learning Conversations from the New Deal and Great Society

University of Massachusetts - Boston

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $200,465
  • Grant Period October 1, 2005–June 30, 2007
  • Location Boston, MA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Among poverty and education advocates, there is a growing consensus that the barriers to favorable policies for low-income people are due in part to how the issues are framed. In order for the anti-poverty and education fields to improve their success in affecting policy, they must understand the best way to frame a policy agenda.Funding will enable the University of Massachusetts-Boston to coordinate and host two meetings focused on developing a refined vision for education and social policy. Through these meetings, key players in the poverty and education fields will reflect on innovative policies – such as the New Deal and Great Society – and begin to develop new frameworks for the future. The University of Massachusetts-Boston is one of five campuses of the University of Massachusetts, which was founded in 1863.