$50,000 / one year
45 W 36th St, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Ms. Michelle Lord, Executive Director
Launched in 2006, Communities for Public Education Reform has raised $26 million to date from 75 national and local funders and has committed over $20 million in grants and field-building efforts serving 124 organizations. Through a dollar to dollar match, CPER annually provides up to $500,000 in national funds to match local dollars raised in each of CPER’s six regions across the country. Match funds are currently in place in 6 sites – California, Colorado, Chicago, Mississippi, New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania. In addition, Boston, New York and Washington, D.C. are affiliate sites that do not receive match funds but participate in CPER training and activities; funding is also available to some national alliances and coalitions. A $50,000 grant will support CPER to strengthen and expand the field of education organizing and to achieve equity-focused policy and practice change on the school, district, state and federal levels.