ESSA Engage for Equity Campaign & Toolkit

Dignity in Schools Campaign members, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and Partners for Each and Every Child launched the ESSA Engage for Equity campaign and pre-released its accompanying jointly developed Toolkit. The campaign is designed to empower students, parents and other stakeholders to hold conversations in their local school that can only positively impact education. This […]

The School-to-Prison Pipeline: The Intersections of Students of Color with Disabilities

On Friday, December 8, 2017, the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) and NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) attended the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) briefing entitled, The School-to-Prison Pipeline: The Intersections of Students of Color with Disabilities. It is an independent, bipartisan, fact-finding federal agency charged with enhancing the development and enforcement of national […]

Sit Tight, Education is a Human Right!

This year, Gwinnett SToPP partnered with the ACLU of Georgia, Georgia Legal Services Program, and Interfaith Children’s Movement to conduct a day-long education civil rights workshop as part of the Dignity in Schools Campaign’s National Week of Action. Participants met at Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Lilburn, Georgia on October 21, 2017 to learn their […]

Gwinnett STOPP Joins Forces With Dignity in Schools To Rally Against Excessive Force in Gwinnett County Public Schools

In response to the discovery of a school resource officer (SRO) incident with a student at South Gwinnett High School, Gwinnett SToPP members and partners rallied at the GCPS Instructional Support Center before the scheduled school board meeting on Thursday, April 20th. The rally coincided with the national Dignity in Schools Campaign annual membership meeting […]

Georgia APBS Conference

November 30th – December 1st, 2016 Infinite Energy Center Duluth, GA   Interfaith Children’s Movement (ICM) and Gwinnett SToPP will be on deck presenting “Creating a Welcoming School Through Family and Community Engagement” at the Georgia APBS conference. This is our third year presenting at the conference. Our goal is to ensure the parent and […]

Our Youth Are On The Move!

Gwinnett SToPP offered Youth Leadership Institute to young people over the past year because we felt that to affect real and lasting change in schools, our elected officials needed to hear from the voices of parents, teachers and especially the students they serve. We are so proud to see the seeds of activism and civic […]

Generation Citizen’s Democracy Education Youth Summit in New York City

Jhania Stradford and Victoria Streets, Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) alumni and Gwinnett County sophomores, continued their advocacy training this summer by participating in Generation Citizen’s (GC) Democracy Education Youth Summit in New York City. The goal of the summit was to teach young people why and how to be politically active in their institutions and […]

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. – Malala Yousafzai

Youth Leadership Institute is excited to tell you about two powerful young voices, graduates of last year’s YLI program – Malia and Sharena Johnson. Both have recently been published in the Huffington Post expressing their views on the challenges of race in today’s America. Malia and Sharena are 15 year old twins, but when you […]

Here, There, Everywhere: How Ed Works

Education rules are changing at the state and federal levels. It is important that parents are informed now more than ever. The Opportunity School District (OSD) is on the November ballot. State education departments are developing education plans as required by the U.S. Department of Education. By law, parents and community members must be part […]