redefinED atlanta Invests $100,000 To Aid Schools’ Engagement Efforts for the 2023-2024 School Year

redefinED atlanta Invests $100,000 To Aid Title I Schools’ Engagement Efforts for the 2023-2024 School Year


redefinED atlanta Invests $100,000 To Aid Title I Schools’ Engagement Efforts for the 2023-2024 School Year

Atlanta (May 17, 2023) redefinED atlanta, a nonprofit that engages communities, advocates for equity, and funds critical work to drive systemic level improvement in K-12 public education for students and families, today announced it has awarded approximately $100,000 in grants to 10 schools serving students in the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) district. Grants are awarded through the Family and Community Engagement (FACE) grant fund. RedefinED atalnta created the fund to support schools in strengthening their family and community engagement efforts and this year’s recipients’ awards are for the 2023-2024 school year.

“Each year, we continue to learn about the challenges schools face getting more families and community members engaged in children’s education,” said Denesha Thompson, director of public engagement and advocacy, redefinED atlanta. “With school budgets allocated heavily towards academic recovery efforts, we know additional funds will allow schools to activate families and community members by bringing them into schools and informing them of ways to get involved in supporting students and schools.”

The redefinED FACE grant fund was launched in 2022 to meet the requests of school leaders, teachers, and family engagement coordinators. The fund evolved from a 2018-2019 micro-grant opportunity that awarded schools up to $1,000 per school for a family and community engagement event with a maximum investment of $20,000 per school year. Today, the FACE grant fund awards up to $10,000 per school, with a full investment of $100,000 for the 2023-2024 school year.

redefinED atlanta believes parent and community engagement is one factor that will help advance our mission of every child in every community receiving a great K-12 public education.

Grants Supporting Schools Serving Atlanta Public Schools Students

  • Kimberly Elementary School – $10, 000
  • Benjamin E. Mays High School – $10, 000
  • John Lewis Academy – $10, 000
  • M. Agnes Jones Elementary School  – $10, 000
  • Hutchinson Elementary School – $10, 000
  • Barack and Michelle Obama Academy – $10, 000
  • Ethos Classical Charter School – $10, 000
  • Centennial Academy Charter School – $10, 000
  • Atlanta SMART Academy – $10, 000
  • Beecher Hill Elementary School – $10, 000

About redefinED atlanta:

Every student in Atlanta needs access to a great K-12 public education. Together with parents, educators, community leaders, and philanthropists, redefinED atlanta is transforming Atlanta into a place where every student in every community has: opportunity, well-being and self-determination. For more information, please visit

About Atlanta Public Schools:
Atlanta Public Schools is one of the largest school districts in the state of Georgia, serving approximately 50,000 students across 87 schools and five programs. The District is organized into nine K-12 clusters with 64 traditional schools, 19 charter schools, six partner schools, two alternative schools and five alternative programs. To learn more about Atlanta Public Schools, follow us on social media – Twitter (@apsupdate), Facebook (Atlanta Public Schools), and Instagram (apsupdate) – or visit us online at