In 1994 NJEA initiated PRIDE in Public Education, a campaign aimed at sharing the successes of New Jersey’s public schools and building community support and involvement.
NJEA provides grants for all kinds of local and county community involvement projects (many of which schools are already doing), and getting a grant is very easy.
PRIDE has been a resounding success with literally thousands of projects that have brought schools and communities together to demonstrate just how great our public schools are.
One of the most important aspects of PRIDE projects is the recognition and publicity they often produce. The more a community knows about how good their schools are, the more likely they are to get involved and offer support.