Grassroots Organizing

National Grassroots

  • The Youth Organizing Institute aims to stop racism and school resegregation. This organization pays special attention to the school to prison pipeline, school safety and youth leadership. They were born in the image of Ella Baker and attempt to spread her vision: “The older I get the better I know that the secret of my going on is when the reins are in the hands of the young, who dare to run against the storm.”
  • The slogan for Alliance for Quality Education is “education justice is racial justice”. This organization works to bring communities together to demand equality of educational opportunities, despite geography or skin color.
  • Racial Justice NOW! is an organization focused on eradicating institutional and systemic racism. Their focus is on education and the empowerment of black students and parents, with a special initiative to hold institutions accountable for the equitable distribution of resources within public schools.
  • The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools’ platform interwines the fight for racial justice with the fight for educational justice. The organization believes that educational equity is intertwined with racial equity and works to tackle this issue from a range of political, social and communal approaches.