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Oakland Schools Approve Policy to Limit Police Role

The Black Organizing Project (BOP) and its allies recently secured a new policy to limit the role and presence of law enforcement in schools after nearly two years of negotiations with the Oakland Unified School District. The new policy stipulates that no police officer or security...

Momentum and Opportunity for Boys and Men of Color

Please join us in Oakland at A Gathering of Leaders on Tuesday, June 17th from 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm, or via the web http://www.agatheringofleaders.org for a live stream of “Room for Debate: Facing Tensions Within Our Movement” for an honest, constructive conversation about the tensions...

Columbus Schools to End Suspensions for Truancy

More than 3,500 interdenominational members and clergy from 50+ congregations in BREAD (Building Responsibility Equality and Dignity) won the commitment from the new Columbus, Ohio Superintendent to end the use of out-of-school suspensions for truancy in the 2014-15 school year and to expand...

Civic Engagement: Restoring America’s Political Voice

As voter engagement campaigns gear up, philanthropy reflects on its role in empowering the rising American electorate. Several recent legal and political trends have put the fundamental integrity of our democratic system at risk.  The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United and McCutcheon...

Fulfilling the Promise of Brown v. Board: Organizing for Educational Justice for All

This week, on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, members of the Journey for Justice Alliance, in partnership with the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools, released a report outlining the consequences associated with public school closings and the urgent need for reform that focuses on...