Seeds of Promise: Grandview/?Uuqinak'uuh School in Vancouver
This article profiles the steps taken to revitalize an inner-city elementary school community in Vancouver"s east end. A 1997 family crisis became the impetus for change, allowing school staff to prioritize goals for improving student performance and helping community members to identify and act upon their needs and interests. The school principal and an Inner City Project teacher were key players in the revitalization efforts. Between them, they raised more than $700,000 in cash and in-kind donations, and they attracted skilled volunteers to help redesign the school"s yard. The article reviews the projects completed and explores the role of the private and public sectors in helping inner-city children achieve educational and personal success.
ISBN - 1-894598-88-1
View full document in PDF format.
Copies of our publications are also available, upon request, in Microsoft Word format. Please contact the Caledon Institute for information.
HAVE YOU SEEN
-Minimum Wage, Maximum Wager in Alberta
-Using low income and material deprivation to monitor poverty reduction
-Some thoughts on a National Housing Strategy
-Innovation: counting what counts
-Canada Pension Plan: The New Deal
-Risks and rewards of the sharing economy
-Long-Term Commitment for Long-Term Care
-The Labour Market Agreements: What Did They Really Do?
-When is a dollar more than a dollar?
-The Canada Child Benefit Needs to be Fully Indexed to Inflation
-Welfare in Canada, 2014
-May 19, 2016: Michael Mendelson Addresses the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology on changes to the Employment Insurance program in the 2016 federal Budget
-Video - Data Rescue
-Video - Sherri Torjman: Five Good Ideas about Policy
-Video - Sherri Torjman: Canada@150 address
-Video - Sherri Torjman: Shared Space & Community Recreation
Using low income and material deprivation to monitor poverty reduction
Geranda Notten and Michael Mendelson, July 25, 2016
Poverty measures com