ERIC Number: ED242632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
"A Community of Believers": The Atlanta Partnership of Business and Education, Inc. Second Anniversary Report.
Odom, Boyd D.
Described are programs sponsored by the Atlanta, Georgia, community which has accepted the "community of believers" concept espoused by the Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools. According to the concept, the community at large must believe that each student is capable of learning, our educational system can teach students, our economic future is dependent on the educational achievement of the masses, and every person in the total community has a vested interest in the public school system. The Atlanta Partnership of Business and Education, started in 1981, is Atlanta's greatest testimony to its confidence in the concept. An example of its many programs is the Adopt-A-School Program, which allows business firms, colleges, and religious organizations to adopt a school or program. The adoptor and adoptee agree on what they can do together and draw up a one-year contract. All activities are student-centered, e.g., the Affirmative Action Job Placement Program, student tutorial activity. To date, more than 150 businesses, colleges, and service organizations have provided services to the schools estimated at over one and a half million dollars. (RM)
Descriptors: Colleges, Community Cooperation, Community Coordination, Community Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Religious Organizations, School Business Relationship, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Partnership of Business & Education, Inc., GA.
Identifiers: Atlanta Partnership of Business and Education