Join as an Affiliate School

In order to be considered for our grassroots schools global affiliate program, you will need a committee composed of the school’s director and at least two teachers. The director should be present at school each day. If the director is responsible for overseeing less than five teachers at a time, he or she should also have a teaching role. If your school is small and there is not a director with two teachers but just one director who also teaches or a director and teacher who both teach, you can substitute the missing committee members with parents who have shown support and involvement in the school for the time being. You should also have a committee of parents made up of three supportive parents. However, if the school is small, the committee of school faculty and committee of parents can be combined into one.

Please send the information below to GrassrootsSchools@gmail.com. If you contact us and request the information in a fomr, we will send you a pdf document to fill it out, scan, and e-mail. Please know that in order to be an affiliate school, you must be skilled at using a computer and have Internet access. You will be required to provide the information listed below, to keep it up to date using an online document sharing program called Google Docs, and to provide updates at least every three months.

Schools that already have a committee of sponsors will much more quickly be able to join our affiliate program. After receiving your information, we will investigate your school to see if it is a match for our program. Information can be submitted in English, Spanish, or Haitian Creole. If you do not have a committee of sponsors, you will have to be patient to see if anyone would like to “adopt” your school. You can help advocate your school by sharing the program with any contacts you may have.

Required information from the school:

1. history of the school written in time line fashion

2. description of the area where the school is located, the population it serves, and the challenges this population faces in receiving education in the absence of the school.

3. daily school schedule

4. school year calendar

5. ideal monthly budget and its breakdown

5. annual student registration information – name, date of birth, age, school level, and parent/guardian name.

6. committee of parents contact info. (This is important for the accountability of the school faculty who receives and manages funds. For example, if a school director receives money that is meant to pay teachers and it is not used responsibly, the teachers will speak up. If money is given to purchase books for the school and students to use but the money is not used this way, the parents will speak up. However, it is important the the lines of communication be kept open.)

7. teacher information – name, age, education level, grade level taught/subject taught, prior work experience, other employment, and contact information.

8. information regarding any financial support the school already receives or has received previously, including amounts and contact information of supporting institutions.

Required information from the sponsoring committee:

1. information on the members of the sponsoring committee (name, occupation, city of residency, phone number, and e-mail)

2. a brief description off how members of the sponsoring committee got involved with the school

3. a list of monthly donation pledges from sponsors totalling at least $100 USD


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