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Public Education Project

Faith Action for Community Equity

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period August 1, 2002–October 31, 2004
  • Location Honolulu, HI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Hawaii

About this grant

The public education system in Hawaii is facing serious challenges. According to a recent report, Hawaii ranked 46 out of the 50 states in school standards, assessments and accountability. One in five Hawaiian children live in families with an income below the federal poverty level. In addition, the education system is highly centralized with a multilayered administration that makes it extremely difficult for parents, students and the wider community to have an impact on decisonmaking.Multiyear funding will support goals that include recruiting five new member organizations from the island of Maui; developing new members from neighboring islands; replicating the Youth Listening Process six times per year; monitoring each Youth Listening Process; strengthening and training the Public Education Committee; and identifying major public education issues for action by the end of 2004.Faith Action for Community Equity was formed to organize low-income residents in Hawaii to develop creative solutions to chronic problems of employment, job training and education for low-income people throughout the state.