Current Members

The DSC has a Coordinating Committee that oversees the campaign and member organizations that shape our work and participate in committees and local chapters.The DSC hosts ongoing monthly calls for DSC members to participate in planning and decision-making on our collective work and to share updates about what is happening in your local communities.

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Organizational Members


Demand2Learn/ACLU of Arizona, Phoenix


ACLU of Northern California, San Francisco

ACLU of Southern California, Los Angeles

Black Education Network, San Jose

Black Organizing Project, Oakland

Black Skeptics Los Angeles, Los Angeles

CADRE, Los Angeles

Canvass for a Cause, San Diego

Children’s Defense Fund, California

Coleman Advocates, San Francisco

Equality Federation Institute, CA

Labor/Community Strategy Center, Los Angeles

Public Counsel Law Center, Los Angeles

Restorative Schools Vision Project, Sacramento

RYSE Center, Richmond

San Francisco Youth Commission, San Francisco

Youth Committee of Building Healthy Communities, Long Beach

Youth Justice Coalition, Los Angeles


Padres & Jovenes Unidos, Denver


Hearing Youth Voices, New London, CT


ACLU of Delaware


American Civil Liberties Union of the Nation’s Capital

Advocates for Justice and Education, Inc

Center for Law and Education

Critical Exposure

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

Restorative DC- School Talk


Power U Center for Social Change, Miami

SOUL Sisters Leadership Collective, North Miami


Atlanta Community Engagement Team, Atlanta

Gwinnett STOPP, Gwinnett County


Advance Youth Leadership In Power, Chicago

Blocks Together, Chicago

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Chicago


Project NIA, Chicago

The Woman of God’s Design Ministry, Chicago

Parents Across America – Chicago

Illinois Safe Schools Alliance


Community Education Project of New Orleans

Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children, New Orleans

Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal, New Orleans


Maryland Coalition to Reform School Discipline, Baltimore


Boston-area Youth Organizing Project, Boston

The EdLaw Project, Boston

Youth on Board/Boston Student Advisory Council, Boston


DWH Inspires, Ypsilanti

Student Advocacy Center of Michigan, Detroit, Jackson, Ypsilanti


Save the Kids, Minneapolis

Standing Together And Never Divided UP (S.T.A.N.D. UP)

MN Solutions Not Suspensions Coalition

The Midwest Center for School Transformation- Brooklyn Park, MN

Koinonia Leadership Academy- Cottage Grove, MN


Action Communication and Education Reform, Inc., Duck Hill

Activists with a Purpose Plus, Grenada

Fannie Lou Hamer Center, Eupora

Legacy Education and Community Empowerment Foundation, Forest

MS Youth Technology and Education Corps

Nollie Jenkins Family Center, Lexington

Sunflower County Parents and Students, Indianola

Tougaloo M.A.N.U.P. Project, Jackson

Southern Echo- Jackson, MS

Southern Poverty Law Center- Jackson, MS

Tunica Teens In Action, Tunica County


Parent Education Organizing Council, Paterson

Paterson Education Fund, Paterson, Paterson

SOMA Black Parents Workshop, Maplewood

Statewide Education Organizing Committee, Trenton/Jersey City




Center for Community Alternatives, Brooklyn/New York City/Rochester/Syracuse

Citizen Action of New York, Albany

Community Taskforce on School Climate

Children’s Defense Fund – New York, NY

Desis Rising Up and Moving, Queens

Dignity in Schools – NY Chapter- New York, NY

Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition, Buffalo, NY

Girls for Gender Equity

Justice for Families, NY and CA

Make the Road New York, Brooklyn/Queens

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, New York

National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, New York City

New Settlement Parent Action Committee, Bronx

Palisade Preparatory PTSA, Yonkers, NY

Youth on the Move–Bronx, NY

Sistas and Brothas United, Bronx

Teachers Unite, New York City


Blue Ribbon Youth Leadership Institute, Chapel Hill

Education Justice Alliance, Wake County

Youth Organizing Institute, Durham


Ohio Poverty Law Center, Columbus

Racial Justice NOW!, Dayton

West Dayton Youth Task Force, Dayton


Portland Parent Union, Portland

Resolutions Northwest, Portland


ACLU of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Education Rights Network, Pittsburgh

School Discipline Advocacy Services, Philadelphia



Young Voices, Providence


South Carolina Appleseed, Columbia


Excellence and Advancement Foundation, Austin

Texas Appleseed

Save the Kids- Houston, TX


Advocates for Equity in Schools- Henrico Coalition, Sandston

Advocating for Kids, Norfolk

LifeSchool Youth Services- Henrico, VA

I Vote for Me, Henrico

Strategic Litigation Consultants, Richmond, VA

Elite Educational Consultants- Chesterfield, VA

Mothers and Others, Richmond

Prom Bring It/Go High Corp, Glen Ellen

Tenants and Workers United, Alexandria


Mom’s Rising, Belleview



Freedom Inc, Madison

Individual Members

Deanna Adams – Chicago, IL

Lisette Burton – Washington, DC

Poebe Celestin – Sacramento, CA

Denise Dooley – Chicago, IL

Cora Graves – Jonesboro, GA

Dr. Brianna Kennedy-Lewis – Gainsville, FL

Jason Langberg – Raleigh, NC

Monica Llorente – Chicago, IL

Nancy Polin – Oakland, CA

Linda Reid – Paterson, NJ

Adam Shoop – Woodside, NY

Kent Smith – Eau Claire, WI

Daniel Symonds – Philadelphia, PA

Mattie Wilson Stoddard, Ridgeland, MS


Advancement Project –

Advocates for Children of New York City –

American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts –

Education Law Center –

National Women’s Law Center –

Angel Diaz, IL

Candace Moore, IL

Julie A. Worley, TN