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

ARIZONA

Demand2Learn/ACLU of Arizona, Phoenix

CALIFORNIA

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

COLORADO

Padres & Jovenes Unidos, Denver

CONNECTICUT

Hearing Youth Voices, New London, CT

DELAWARE

ACLU of Delaware

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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

FLORIDA

Power U Center for Social Change, Miami

SOUL Sisters Leadership Collective, North Miami

GEORGIA

Atlanta Community Engagement Team, Atlanta

Gwinnett STOPP, Gwinnett County

ILLINOIS

Advance Youth Leadership In Power, Chicago

Blocks Together, Chicago

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Chicago

POWER-PAC/COFI, Chicago

Project NIA, Chicago

The Woman of God’s Design Ministry, Chicago

Parents Across America – Chicago

Illinois Safe Schools Alliance

LOUISIANA

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

Maryland Coalition to Reform School Discipline, Baltimore

MASSACHUSSETS

Boston-area Youth Organizing Project, Boston

The EdLaw Project, Boston

Youth on Board/Boston Student Advisory Council, Boston

MICHIGAN

DWH Inspires, Ypsilanti

Student Advocacy Center of Michigan, Detroit, Jackson, Ypsilanti

MINNESOTA

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

MISSISSIPPI

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

NEW JERSEY

Parent Education Organizing Council, Paterson

Paterson Education Fund, Paterson, Paterson

SOMA Black Parents Workshop, Maplewood

Statewide Education Organizing Committee, Trenton/Jersey City

NEVADA

H.E.R.O.S.

NEW YORK

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

NORTH CAROLINA

Blue Ribbon Youth Leadership Institute, Chapel Hill

Education Justice Alliance, Wake County

Youth Organizing Institute, Durham

OHIO

Ohio Poverty Law Center, Columbus

Racial Justice NOW!, Dayton

West Dayton Youth Task Force, Dayton

OREGON

Portland Parent Union, Portland

Resolutions Northwest, Portland

PENNSYLVANIA

ACLU of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Education Rights Network, Pittsburgh

School Discipline Advocacy Services, Philadelphia

 

RHODE ISLAND

Young Voices, Providence

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina Appleseed, Columbia

TEXAS

Excellence and Advancement Foundation, Austin

Texas Appleseed

Save the Kids- Houston, TX

VIRGINIA

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

WASHINGTON

Mom’s Rising, Belleview

 

WISCONSIN

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

Endorsers

Advancement Project – www.advancementproject.org

Advocates for Children of New York City – www.advocatesforchildren.org

American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts – www.aclum.org

Education Law Center – www.edlawcenter.org

National Women’s Law Center – www.nwlc.org

Angel Diaz, IL

Candace Moore, IL

Julie A. Worley, TN