On #GivingTuesday, support these grassroots education justice organizers!

Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by social media and collaboration, is upon us and, for the past few weeks, the Schott Foundation has been highlighting the work of some of our grantees across the country. These organizations are on the front lines, advocating for equitable and excellent opportunities to learn for all children, regardless of race, gender or zip code.

In case you’ve missed our Spotlight series (or just need a refresher), the blog posts are linked below.  These five grantee partners are all participating in this year’s #GivingTuesday campaign, and we encourage you to consider supporting them in these next 24 hours.

We’re so thankful for the work they do!

1. Spotlight on Rethink: Lifting Up the Voices Too Often Left Out

“We see grassroots fundraising as an important organizing skill and try to bring everyone – youth, staff, board members and other supporters – into the process.”

WHO: Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools
WHERE: New Orleans, LA
WHAT: Education, Youth Organizing
THEIR FICTIONAL CHARACTER OF CHOICE: The Mongoose from West Indian folklore – witty, resourceful, and always finding ways to outsmart the other animals that are meant to depict colonizers.
Learn more and donate >


2. Spotlight on BAGLY: Dignity, Leadership and Bravery

“We have a saying that we aren’t here for ‘tomorrow’s leaders,’ because LGBTQ youth are already leading, today.”

WHO: Boston Alliance of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Youth (BAGLY)
WHERE: Boston, MA
WHAT: LGBTQ Youth Leadership
THEIR FICTIONAL CHARACTER OF CHOICE: “I would have to characterize BAGLY as a unicorn. Together we are strong, magical, and beautiful.”
Learn more and donate >

3. Spotlight on the “Doggedly Determined” Education Voters of Pennsylvania

“Seeing the impact of our policy wins on Pennsylvania’s children is the most fulfilling part of our work.”

WHO: Education Voters of Pennsylvania (EVPA)
WHERE: Pennsylvania
WHAT: Pro-public education
Learn more and donate >


4. Spotlight on CEJ: More Powerful Together

“They want their children to leave high school ready for success in higher education and careers, but also as whole, healthy people who are proud of their community and prepared to be leaders for social justice and a better world.”

WHO: NYC Coalition for Educational Justice (CEJ)
WHERE: New York City
WHAT: Education, parent and youth organizing
Learn more and donate >


5. Spotlight on Southern Echo: Making Waves in Mississippi

“Bringing youth and older people together in the same training and work spaces ensures that younger people become part of the evolving leadership process.”

WHO: Southern Echo
WHERE: Jackson, Mississippi
WHAT: Parent/youth organizing
THEIR FICTIONAL CHARACTER OF CHOICE: The one and only Luke Cage, Marvel hero
Learn more and donate >

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