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Academic Improvement

Eastern Pennsylvania Organizing Project

www.epop-leaders.org

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2002–June 30, 2004
  • Location Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Philadelphia

About this grant

The Eastern Pennsylvania Organizing Project has been working on education issues for nearly a decade. Recently, the organization was selected as one of eight sites to examine the contribution of education organizing to education reform efforts in low-performing districts and schools.Multiyear funding will enable the project to identify, document, evaluate and disseminate community-driven reform approaches that produce concrete educational improvements. Additional activities will include strengthening its focus on teaching and learning; developing new partnerships with community institutions; and working in the feeder pattern of elementary to middle to high school.The project, established in 1993, is a membership organization comprised of faith-based and neighborhood institutions.