Saturday, December 7th 6 – 9pm Pullen Memorial Baptist Church 1801 Hillsborough St. Raleigh, NC 27605 Onsite childcare will be provided. Join us while we party and celebrate a year of hard work and community building. This 1st Annual Ella Baker Gala seeks to make some new traditions – we’ll have delicious locally-catered food, excellent local […]

From September 28 to October 7, the Youth Organizing Institute, NC HEAT and the Education Justice Alliance held a Week of Action against school pushout, participating in NC Pride, holding a Press Conference outside of the Wake County School Board office, holding a march in downtown Raleigh against the school-to-prison pipeline, and phone banking to […]

This September, NC HEAT members attended a series of candidate forums for aspiring Wake County school board members and posed questions around discipline issues and youth voice and engagement in education policy issues.  These questions were also emailed to the candidates who had 10 days to respond. Four of the eight candidates went on record, […]

The Youth Organizing Institute, the Education Justice Alliance and NC HEAT will join over 50 organizations in more than 20 states to demand that our school systems adopt positive approaches to addressing behavior problems.  Zero tolerance discipline policies, school police or armed guards, and other punitive practices have been found to result in much higher suspension and expulsion […]