Impact of Community and Youth Organizing on Public School Reform

Impact of Community and Youth Organizing on Public School Reform

The Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University has issued a series of case studies to illustrate whether and how organizing efforts by community groups in seven urban communities have improved public schools. Based on a six-year study funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the studies demonstrate how effective community organizing can stimulate important changes in educational policy, practices, and resource distribution at the system level; strengthen school-community relationships, parental engagement, and trust in schools; and contribute to higher attendance, test scores, and high school completion rates.