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Simon, Elaine; Pickron-Davis, Marcine; Brown, Chris – 2002
This report describes New York City's ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), which has a 20-year history of organizing in the City and emphasizes public education issues. ACORN works at both the neighborhood and policy level. It is one of five case studies in the Indicators Project on Education Organizing, which identified…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Organizations, Curriculum, Educational Change
Gold, Eva; Simon, Elaine; Brown, Chris – 2002
The Indicators Project on Education Organizing was designed to examine the role of community organizing in school reform. For over 2 years, researchers documented the education organizing of five urban groups. This report presents an education organizing indicators framework that highlights strategies and accomplishments of education organizing.…
Descriptors: Accountability, After School Programs, Case Studies, Community Organizations
Simon, Elaine; Gold, Eva; Brown, Chris – 2002
This report describes Austin, Texas' Austin Interfaith, which connects community institutions that can support families (e.g., schools, congregations, and civic organization) and builds the capacity of family members to participate fully in the economic system. Viewing schools as key neighborhood institutions, Austin Interfaith works directly with…
Descriptors: Accountability, Case Studies, Community Organizations, Educational Change
Gold, Eva; Simon, Elaine; Brown, Chris – 2002
This report describes Oakland, California's Oakland Community Organizations (OCO), which is committed to the improvement of long-term prospects for families and youth living in the Oakland flatlands neighborhoods. These are low- to moderate-income, traditionally African American communities where numerous immigrant groups have settled in recent…
Descriptors: Black Students, Case Studies, Community Organizations, Educational Change
Gold, Eva; Simon, Elaine; Brown, Chris; Blanc, Suzanne; Pickron-Davis, Marcine; Brown, Joanna; Navarez-La Torre, Aida – 2002
This report presents summaries of five case studies from the Indicators Project on Education Organizing, which was designed to examine the role of community organizing in school reform. For over 2 years, this action research project documented the education organizing of five urban groups. The research developed an Education Organizing Indicators…
Descriptors: Accountability, After School Programs, Case Studies, Community Organizations