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$45,000 Grant For Local Education

School GrantMEDFORD, Ore. — Local education leaders say they’re getting their act together to better serve the community.

“Southern Oregon Success” is a growing group of community leaders impacting youth and families, ranging from non-profits, schools, and other volunteer agencies in Jackson and Josephine counties.

They call it the “Southern Oregon Success Initiative.” Officials want to use its practices as a model for the rest of the state to encourage a team effort in helping the community.

“I think the state is really interested in starting a movement…so that the dollars go further,” said Scott Perry with the Southern Oregon Success Initiative.

The $45,000 grant will be used this coming school year to help fund meetings and create a website among other resources needed for the pilot project.