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Study on Education Organizing and Academic Improvement

Austin Interfaith Sponsoring Committee

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2006–June 30, 2008
  • Location Austin, TX, United States
  • Geographic Focus Austin

About this grant

This grant will support the Austin Interfaith Sponsoring Committee’s study on education organizing work which will focus on developing leaders, including parents, teachers and principals; continuing to work with national experts on the provision of Learning Academies for pastors, parents, teachers and community leaders; and developing the "teacher pipeline" project to help long-term school employees become certified teachers. In addition to supporting the group’s community-driven education reform efforts, this grant will enable the organization to participate in the Foundation’s study to explore the role of education organizing in education reform efforts in low-performing districts and schools.Austin Interfaith, founded in 1985 and affiliated with the Industrial Areas Foundation, works to develop leaders and build power to address issues identified by the community.