The Youth Organizing Institute, Education Justice Alliance, and NC HEAT organized a Restorative Justice training at Campbell University School of Law this past weekend.  Community members from across the Triangle and beyond joined to learn and practice the restorative justice process.  Participants included parents, students, and teachers, as well as key Wake county administrators. Christine Kushner, Chairman, […]

As part of our ongoing work to end the School-to-Prison Pipeline, NC HEAT and YOI joined with a number of other youth and civil rights organizations yesterday to file a federal complaint over policing in the Wake County Public Schools. In the complaint, we highlight a disturbing pattern of civil rights violations in Wake County […]

On Thursday, January 16th, YOI staff members and organizers from NC HEAT and the Education Justice Alliance piled into the Youth Organizing Institute’s vehicle and headed down South to Miami. Delegates arrived at a rally for public education led by Miami teachers Friday afternoon, met with youth from Power U on Saturday, and connected with the Dream Defenders […]

Our youth are gearing up for an exciting trip south to Miami over MLK weekend to meet with youth and elders from two other amazing organizations – Dream Defenders and Power U. These organizations are doing great work with immigrant youth and youth of color and against the school-to-prison-pipeline. We’re hoping this trip will enhance our […]