While a quality education won’t eliminate deeply entrenched social barriers like racism and poverty, it can begin to begin to unlock some of the doors of opportunity that have previously remained closed for too many children in America.
Aliento serves undocumented, DACA, and mixed immigration status families to transform trauma into hope and action. We are youth-led and directly impacted people and allies who are invested in the well-being, emotional healing, and leadership development of those impacted by the inequities of lacking an immigration status.
We offer art & healing workshops for those who have been impacted by deportation, detention, or the threat of family separation.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are a source of accomplishment and great pride, having graduated so many people who are culturally aware and intellectually sound. The HBCU model of high academic rigor in a supportive learning environment has led to HBCU’s holding 9 of the top 10 colleges slots for producing African American Ph.D. earners. In addition, 70% of African American dentists and physicians and 51% of our nation’s African American public-school teachers received their bachelor’s degrees from Historically Black Colleges.
Becoming Collegiate Academy believes there is something incredibly important about the HBCU experience that must be celebrated, protected, and replicated in our students daily K-12 experience.
At Beloved Community, they believe that the default systems in our country are designed to segregate. When one questions and challenges the default, we can dismantle it and build equitable systems in its place.
The achievement gap remains a stubborn problem for educators of culturally and linguistically diverse students. With the introduction of the rigorous Common Core State Standards, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement and facilitating deeper learning. Culturally responsive pedagogy has shown great promise in meeting this need, but many educators still struggle with its implementation. Cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction. The book includes: Information on how one’s culture programs the brain to process data and affects learning relationships, Ten “key moves” to build students’ learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners, and Prompts for action and valuable self-reflection.
Boys of color and their sisters, will soon comprise the majority of students in American schools, and those who educate them must become more accustomed to their social, emotional, cultural and academic needs. The Common Core spells out expectations to measure both what students know and what they can do. COSEBOC believes that another set of considerations is crucial to bridge the gap in achievement between males of color and all other groups and to create a pathway for vulnerable students toward opportunity in education, career, and personal achievement.
The Colorado Youth Congress trains diverse communities of young people to lead systems change. They bring together high school students from urban, suburban and rural communities across Colorado - from all racial, socioeconomic and political backgrounds - to build a community and learn what it takes to lead change in a complex world.
PAVE connects, informs, and empowers parent leaders to give families in DC a voice and a choice in the vision for education in our city. Parents are partners and leaders with schools and policy makers, to develop a diversity of safe, nurturing, and great schools for every child in every ward and community
Micro-credentials put you in the driver’s seat of your professional learning. By selecting micro-credentials that are aligned to your personal goals, student needs, or school-wide priorities, you can personalize your professional learning, earning recognition for the skills you develop throughout your career. And you can do it on your time.
Ending racially disproportionate discipline. Lowering suspension and expulsion rates cultivating positive school climates
EducationNC’s new short documentary, We Drive It, highlights the work of a team of passionate educators and scholars in rural North Carolina. In the high-poverty area of Edgecombe County called the Northside, schools have historically lagged behind on test scores and other metrics. That’s why change makers there decided it was time for something radically different. It was time to build a new school from the ground up, a school specifically designed with students in mind.
Flamboyan selected 11 public school teachers in DC – from early childhood to high school – to design and implement innovative family engagement strategies at their schools. During the 15-month fellowship, fellows received coaching, professional development, and collaborated with one another as they worked to create solutions tailored to the meet the unique needs of their school community.
ImmSchools partners with school districts, schools, educational organizations and education service providers to provide high-quality programs to educators and students and families that addresses the holistic needs of undocumented and immigrant students in the K-12 setting.
This is an internal assessment tool used by ImmSchools team for districts and schools to assess their safe and welcoming practices within their school community as it pertains to the undocumented and mixed status students and families1. This tool has been developed through an adaptation of research found in the appendix and in partnership with immigrant students, parents, educators and advisory board members inImmSchools’ network.
Back in 2006, undocumented students had little information, resources, and support to help them pursue higher education. As teachers and mentors, Carrie Evans and Katharine Gin found out that undocumented students were excluded from most opportunities available to their native-born classmates, such as government financial aid, loans, and most private scholarships. Carrie and Kathy started Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) to support undocumented students, at the same time as undocumented students were advocating for opportunities to learn and improve their own lives. In 2018, we changed our name to Immigrants Rising to better reflect who we are, what we represent, and where we are headed. Our collective power is helping our nation edge closer to fulfilling its ideal as a land of opportunity and access for all.
Mission to provide evidence based information specific to issues of school discipline, school violence, special education and equality of educational opportunity for all students. The project provides data on these issues, focuses on the causes and conditions that create inequities, and provide technical assistance to educational industries seeking to create equitable school systems. The Equity Project supports educators and educational institutions in developing and maintaining safe, effective, and equitable learning opportunities for all students.
The Native American Community Academy (NACA) is a tuition-free public charter school serving students in elementary, middle and high school (grades K-12th), NACA is a small school that focuses on identity through culture & language, holistic wellness, community & family, and academic preparation. Our philosophy is grounded in both the Indigenous thought and a rigorous approach to career-preparatory education. We require excellence from our students, dedication from our teachers, and commitment from our parents.
NACSA is an independent voice for effective charter school policy, education reform, and strategic charter authorizing practices that lead to great public schools and improved public education across our country.
The Black Scholar Experience Working Group was created to address our gaps in understanding of the experience of Black boys and to inform future policies and potential supports for Black students, most immediately, Black boys. Identifying the systems, policies, practices, and mindsets that lead to inequitable outcomes for ourBlack boys as well as acknowledge the harm former racist policies have had on them. The Black ScholarExperience Working Group committed almost 4 months of research, data review, and analysis of Noble systems, policies, practices, and outcomes for Black boys in hopes of recommending strategies and new policies to address these inequities.
Building communities of male educators of color around the country to impact the education of boys of color across the country
The mission at Resources for Resilience is to share practical tools to build up and support everyone’s resilience. Offering trauma-informed and resiliency-focused programs to individuals, organizations, and entire communities. RFR was formed in response to the public health crisis of adverse childhood experiences and seeks to address the ongoing stress that many of us face every day. The easy-to-use strategies that we offer are intended for anyone to use as we work to prevent future adversity and help people stay healthy and connected during tough times believing that everyone has the ability to deepen their resilience and experience better days.
Roca’s mission is to be a relentless force in disrupting incarceration, poverty, and racism by engaging the young adults, police, and systems at the center of urban violence in relationships to address trauma, find hope, and drive change.
Biofeedback breathing devices have been used for many decades by elite performers (from NASA, Olympic Athletes, US Military) to increase the health of participants' nervous systems. Rural Opportunity Institute has been supporting community organizations and institutions to use biofeedback breathing devices so individuals can track the state of their nervous system to help cope with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress, build resilience and support healthy regulation and balance of the nervous system through breathing.
The Social Justice School opened its doors in August 2020 to our inaugural class of 5th and 6th grade scholar activists. We believe in the importance of educating the whole child to become an informed global citizen. Our curriculum that focuses on social justice and design thinking enables our scholars to engage in meaningful work in our Liberation Design Lab and fosters their ability to have student led conferences throughout the school year with their teachers. Each day, we are building a close knit community that collectively pursues innovative solutions to social justice issues that plague our community and the world.
The Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality works with policymakers, researchers, advocates, and youth to develop effective policies and practices that alleviate poverty and inequality in the United States. We author and widely disseminate in-depth reports, conduct research, host conferences, and lead national youth-centered coalitions and working groups. Our work analyzes challenges and proposes solutions to help youth thrive, reaching a national audience through a broad dissemination strategy resourced at the law school.
BELIEVE Circle City High School is a public college and career preparatory high school dedicated to the achievement of students in the Indianapolis area. Our mission is to develop students into leaders through a community that fosters their agency, autonomy, and acceleration— providing a foundation for future independence and success.
Focuses on providing disconnected youth who have been pushed out of our school system, with an opportunity to complete their education and obtain meaningful employment. Drastically reducing the recidivism rates of justice involved youth in the city of Houston. The success of our program will assist school districts and the juvenile justice system in finding alternative pathways for students who are not succeeding in traditional school settings.