$3,000 for principals to initiate a community-engaging a project

The Sharing the Dream grant is awarded to principals who wish to initiate a project that actively engages their communities. Projects should distribute leadership and decision-making, encourage parents to become involved in the school, and ensure that students and families are connected to the health, human, and social services they need to stay focused on learning. Proposals must be implemented during the 2009-2010 school year. Winners will receive $3,000, a toolkit of resources focused on engaging families and communities, and inclusion in the "spotlight" publication that describes the Sharing the Dream projects.