In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has been the proving ground for system-wide education reform. The Foundation supports this effort with an eye to ensuring that reforms do indeed create the public education system that students, their families, and our communities have always deserved. The Foundation also supports programs that improve the ability of parents and other stakeholders including students to shape these reforms. By building trust and a shared sense of purpose between school officials, families, and the community at large, we can more effectively create a high-functioning public school system.
Stand Up For Our Children is a W.K. Kellogg Foundation-funded initiative to empower parents and families to advocate effectively on behalf of our region’s most vulnerable children and to collaborate to address systemic problems that impact children.
Through this program, the Foundation seeks to:
Stand Up grant opportunities are by invitation only.
Through its IMPACT program, the Foundation funds organizations that:
As in other program areas, the Foundation supports investments in organizational capacity-building among nonprofits working in the field of education.