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Supporting Emerging Education Organizing

National People's Action

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $155,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2004–December 31, 2005
  • Location Chicago, IL, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The National Training and Information Center established the Supporting Emerging Education Organizing project to serve as an intermediary for community organizations working on education reform. The project provides seed money and technical assistance for education organizing.Funding will enable the center to work with two to four of the most successful organizations already participating in the project to expand the scope and effectiveness of their education reform organizing. Specific activities will include developing a training and technical assistance plan with each organization; assisting the organizations in planning and conducting research; working with the organizations to develop campaigns; and convening a gathering of organizers and leaders to share experiences.During the past two years, the center trained and funded 10 community organizations to initiate and/or increase their organizing around education issues; and provided technical assistance and consultation to the organizations.