Best Practices Toolkit

  • Partners:  Please find below a few best practices that may help you as you navigate partnerships in Atlanta Public Schools.

     

    • Grants:  If pursuing a grant that will be implemented in one or more of our schools, we suggest:
      • Contacting the Office of Partnerships & Development upon commencement of the grant proposal (Best Contact- Development Coordinator Alison Wong, alison.wong@atlanta.k12.ga.us).
      • Contacting the leadership team of the schools you would like to serve.
      • Working closely with the Partnerships Team & School Leadership to determine if the proposal addresses current needs and strategic goals.
      • Requesting a letter of support to present to funders to verify collaboration with the Partnerships Team & School Leadership (See template here.)

     

    • Starting a Partnership: 
      • Complete the Partnership Interest Form with as much detail and as many specifics as possible.  
      • Review our "Ways to Engage with Schools" section to determine if you may be able to address some of the stated needs.
      • Spend time reviewing our cluster map to identify schools that may be located in your target zone. (Find '17-'18 Cluster Map here.)
      • Be prepared to share about the history and effectiveness of your program.
      • Ready to move from interest to implementation?  As you prepare to meet with a school leader to discuss the implementation of your programming, feel free to complete this implementation guide to help guide the conversation.

     

    • Getting Assistance
      • If you have a general or districtwide partnership or development question, please contact Executive Director Rachel Sprecher at rsprecher@atlanta.k12.ga.us.
      • If you need help determining which schools may be a good fit for your programming or opportunities, please contact Partnerships Manager Amber Stewart at amber.stewart@atlanta.k12.ga.us.
      • If you need assistance with grant support and/or information on fundraising initiatives, please contact Development Coordinator Alison Wong at alison.wong@atlanta.k12.ga.us.
      • If you have questions about the department and if you are unsure of exactly whom to reach out to, please contact Administrative Assistant Desiree Lopez at delopez@atlanta.k12.ga.us.