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Community Organizing - Education Documentary

Women Make Movies

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $40,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2005–December 31, 2008
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Community-driven school reform is considered a viable strategy for engaging the public in efforts to improve public schools. Multiyear funding will support efforts to produce a documentary featuring two organizations – the Oakland Community Organization in Oakland, California; and the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition in New York, New York – that have had success in education organizing, using different models of community engagement and addressing different issues. The documentary will explore two models – individual member organizing and institution-based organizing – and how the organizing model and style play into the selection of issues and the development of campaigns. Women Make Movies was established in 1972 to address the underrepresentation and misrepresentation of women in the media.