ERIC Number: ED484971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug-30
Faith in Learning: Supporting Faith-Based Efforts to Improve the Academic Achievement of African American and At-Risk Youth
In 2000, AEL began a collaboration with a partnership of faith-based organizations (FBOs) in Charleston, West Virginia. The partnership wished to expand educational support for African American and low-income youth. AEL aimed to bring its knowledge of education to organizations having long-term relationships with young people and commitment to their futures. This paper offers lessons from AEL's experience about developing relationships with FBOs, understanding their culture, assessing the potential for collaboration, and providing technical assistance. It is intended to assist other organizations wishing to form similar collaborations.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: AEL, Inc., Charleston, WV.