Posted March 5, 2008–Eighteen organizations and one individual have been chosen to receive $250 grants to help recruit candidates to run for 5,700 open seats on 550 local school councils. They will get an additional $6 to $7 for every candidate they recruit.

The organizations are:

Advocates for Empowering Parents, Schools & Communities

Alliance for Community Peace

Annette Williams

Bethel New Life

Beverly Area Planning Associates

Community Life Line Foundation

Designs for Change


Little Village Community Council

Logan Square Neighborhood Association

Murrell Inc.

Organization of the Northeast

Parents United for Responsible Education (PURE)

Partnership for Education Growth

South Austin Coalition

South Side United LSC Federation

S.I.M.P. Inc.

Teamwork Englewood

West Town Leadership United

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