A public education system in which every child is in school every day, gaining the skills necessary to become a successful adult.
To promote social, economic, and racial justice, the Coalition advocates for policies and programs that increase school attendance, enhance school engagement, promote student achievement, and decrease the District’s reliance on suspension, expulsion, and school-based arrest.
Our organizing efforts engage communities affected by school disengagement, educate them about systematic trends, and empower them to advocate for reform through a variety of channels. Our policy and legislative efforts include conducting research on the school-to-prison pipeline and working directly with policymakers and administrators to craft evidence-based policies that maximize students’ potential for success.
Who We Are
A coalition of advocacy organizations, researchers, service providers, and individuals engaged in a variety of issue areas, including education, juvenile justice, child welfare, youth empowerment, special education, and civil rights. Members include:
Advocates for Justice and Education, Inc.
Children's Law Center
The DC Alliance for Restorative Practices
DC Lawyers for Youth
Healthy Families/Thriving Communities Collaborative Council
Racial Justice Initiative of TimeBanks USA
Took-Crowell Institute for At-Risk Youth
Homeless Children's Playtime Project
Read the Every Student, Every Day Policy Platform.