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Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase is an online resource aiding education professionals in their pursuit of public and private grants to support local programs. Its five elements contain information and resources that assist the grant seeker with developing their project, writing the grant proposal and managing the grant upon its award.

Task 4: Family and Community Involvement

Guideline: Utilizing the completed family and community involvement assessment the grant seeker can assess the relevant areas of need. This analysis can be included in the organization's need assessment as well as aiding in program design aimed at meeting those needs.




Strenghtening Partnerships: Community School Assessment Checklist

This Coalition for Community Schools document contains three checklists designed to help schools assess partnership activities within their community.



Community Vision - Key Questions

This list of seven questions to pose to community constituents is designed to help schools identify a vision of what the community wants and expects from its schools. The questions were developed by the 2003 Baldrige National Quality Award in Education recipient, Community Consolidated School District 15 in Palatine, Illinois.


Awareness of Cultural Differences in Parental Involvement

This Department of Education archived documents focuses on Bridging School-Family Differences.

Four Types of Parents

This document describes the spectrum of parent involvement found in the four basic types of parents.

Parental Involvement - What Does It Really Mean?

Lack of parent participation is a prevalent problem among America's schools today. "Parental Involvement - What Does It Really Mean?" discusses many of the facts of parent involvement and how it affects today's schools. It offers a model to analyze the extent of parental involvement present within a school.

Six Types of School-Family-Community Involvement

This National Network of Partnership Schools webpage discusses six types of cooperation among families, schools, and other community organizations as identified by Johns Hopkins University Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships Director Joyce Epstein.