From 1997-2000, RFA conducted an evaluation of two projects sponsored by PNC Bank to create educational partnerships between four elementary schools in Philadelphia’s Norris Square neighborhood and parents/community members. The PNC supported programs were the Family Literacy Initiative and the Alliance Organizing Project (AOP), an organization with the mission of building parent/community involvement in all levels of school life. RFA’s evaluation documented the accomplishments of these programs and made recommendations for deepening school/community connections.
An evaluation of the first year performance of the Family Literacy Initiatives in Philadelphia. Examines how these programs, funded by PNC Bank through the Children Achieving Challenge, address the literacy needs of children and adults…