John Page Middle School
Project Director: Dan Kramer

After a successful exchange with an English immersion school in Siberia, the project will be expanded to include two additional schools in Siberia. A delegation of students and teachers from Siberia participated in the October 2000 Urban Agenda/ Civic Literacy Convention in Detroit. There was extensive media coverage of the event and a Page student visit to Siberia is scheduled for April 6-10, 2001 for approximately seven students to travel to Siberia. In addition, plans are underway for a Romanian component (students to visit Page in October 2001. Page to visit Romania in February 2002); an Albanian Component (students to visit Page in October 2001. Page visit to Albania 2002); an Asian Component including Korea, Vietnam, Laos, China, Thailand (Communication Stages being prepared); an Australian Component (student communication exchanges beginning). Students have been contacting corporations to seek funding for all of these exchanges.

On a national level, Page students email teachers across the country in order to inform them about the Urban Agenda/ Civic Literacy Project.

Academy of the Americas
Project Director: Naomi Khalil

The Academy of the Americas plans to replicate the Urban Agenda/ Civic Literacy October 2000 delegation visit of students from Honduras and Bolivia, by including three additional schools in Honduras and three partner schools in the Detroit Area this year. In April, during spring break, a delegation of seven children from Detroit will visit schools in Honduras and help facilitate construction of an athletic field for the Maximillian Colby School whose students visited Detroit in October 2000. Academy of Americas students will also provide the school in Honduras with soccer equipment (balls, uniforms, etc.) Students are raising money for their trip by participating in an exhibition basketball game to be held at the Pontiac Silverdome on February 23 and on March 11. Admission to the games will cost $19.00. Further details will be provided as they become available. Schools participating in the International School to School Project are encouraged to attend and to give their financial and moral support to the Academy Students. Grover Flores, from Bolivia, who participated in the October 2000 program would like to establish the Urban Agenda/ Civic Literacy Project in two to three schools in Bolivia this year. He will meet with Urban Agenda Office to discuss the project further.

Northville School District
Project Director: Khris Nedam

A delegation of students and teachers from Afghanistan participated in Urban Agenda/ Civic Literacy activities and the convention held in the third week of October 2000.
Northville Schools will continue fund raising, which began three years ago, to complete construction of a school and clinic in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. When the school opens in March 2001, two Wardak teachers who participated in the October 2000 Convention will, first implement the Urban Agenda/ Civic Literacy Project within the school and then within the community. They hope to attend the Urban Agenda/ Civic Literacy Project Convention in 2001. In the meantime, Northville School Administration officials will spread civic literacy training throughout the Northville School District. The district will invite the Urban Agenda/ Civic Literacy Project to facilitate training sessions in the coming year as professional days in which all teachers participate.

Friends School
Project Director: Julie Poll

Friends School will continue to assist Khris Nedam and Northville School District facilitate completion of construction and furnishing of the school in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. Friends School will also develop relationships during the coming year with two schools in Belgium and one in France. Initial visits will begin in December 2001. The Urban Agenda/ Civic Literacy Project will be established in these institutions with the intention of developing exchanges with Detroit partner schools.

River Rouge Schools
Project Directors: David and Lylette Woods

A delegation of students from River Rouge traveled to South Africa in 1999. In October 2000, River Rouge High School hosted a delegation of students from four schools in South Africa. All students and teachers at River Rouge, as well as religious and community leaders participated enthusiastically in hosting South African guests. Segments of the week long series of activities were video taped and will be shown on local cable networks. River Rouge plans to seek local schools to partner with three of the four participating South African Schools as well as add two more schools locally and internationally making a total of six in each country. In addition, River Rouge High School is researching the possibility of developing relationships with education institutions in Europe with the goal of forming a student/teacher delegation to visit a partner school.

Wayne State University
Project Directors: Dr. Otto Feinstein, Dr. Kevin Krause, Dr. Brad Roth, Lynne Partington

A delegation of Wayne State students, faculty, and staff attended a Conference on Divided Societies in Dubrovnik, Croatia in April, 2000. Croatian participants (primarily students from the University of Zagreb) attended the Urban Agenda/ Civic Literacy Program and Convention during the third week of October 2000. Plans were made at that time for a return visit of up to 15 Wayne State students, faculty, and staff to Dubrovnik in April, 2001 and for implementation of the Urban Agenda/ Civic Literacy Project in Zagreb, Croatia and in Slovenia, the United Kingdom, Portugal, and Canada. Linkage between Wayne State and its international partners will develop through Wayne State's membership in the Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, whose 200 IUC Member Institutions represent 40 different countries. Membership in the IUC will allow the development of an ongoing relationship, as well as discussion and collaboration on future educational efforts and research between faculty members from Wayne State and their counterparts.