Schott Foundation Partners with Journey For Justice — Here's How You Can Help

Since Schott made our first grant to an inspiring community-led organization fighting for education justice in the Chicago public schools—the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO)—we’ve remained allies as it’s grown into a national network. Through KOCO’s leadership, the Journey for Justice Alliance (J4J) is now a diverse, intergenerational network of 35 community-based organizations in 22 cities. J4J is organizing to build Black- and Brown-led multiracial coalitions to win victories for equity at local and national levels.

During April, we’re engaged in a new strategy of support — Schott is providing matching funds for every dollar contributed to J4J’s grassroots fundraising campaign, 30 Days to Make a Way!

We urge you to contribute to this people-powered donor campaign.

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Journey for Justice has:

  1. Led the fight for education equity and put education privatizers on the defensive
  2. Inspired the NAACP's call for a moratorium on charter schools
  3. Helped create the groundbreaking Sustainable Community Schools model
  4. Won millions from the federal government to support community schools across the country
  5. United and developed independent, Black and Brown grassroots leadership
  6. Built multi-racial coalitions across the U.S. fighting for education justice

Watch Journey for Justice's National Director Jitu Brown on the hunger strike he helped lead to save Dyett High School:

What your donation to this campaign will help Journey for Justice accomplish:

  • A J4J field organizer to help train parents, students and communities on sustainable community schools
  • A Policy Director for J4J
  • Posters, bumper stickers, t-shirts, buttons and other materials for the #WEChoose campaign
  • Resources for local organizations to host #WeChoose Equity Town Hall Meetings in 40 cities across the country
  • Local equity bus tours in campaign cities
  • Regional mobilizations to Washington DC in order to advocate for full funding for IDEA, Title 1 and community schools

Give in April and Schott will match your donation:

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