Mission Critical film screening

Watch the documentary here On Saturday Feb. 22, over 100 community members met to discuss issues of push out and policing in the public schools. The members varied from students and parents to concerned citizens. There was a short documentary screening hosted by Advocates for Children Services and a post discussing facilitated by the Youth […]

NC HEAT with Dignity in Schools at the White House

On February 19, Dignity in Schools Campaign members Ramiyah Robinson of NC HEAT and Marlyn Tillman of Gwinnett SToPPspoke on a panel on Reducing Disparities and Promoting Positive Discipline hosted by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. The panel discussion highlighted the joint federalSchool Discipline Guidance released by the Departments of Education and Justice and […]

HKonJ Peoples march on Raleigh

On Saturday February 8, we marched in the Youth and Student Contingent at the Moral March. The presence of youth and students at the march was inspiring. The contingent voiced the frustrations of our generation. NCHEAT member, Q Wideman spoke brilliantly and passionately about police brutality and education justice. UNC graduate Ivana Gonzales spoke about […]

Pre-Moral March POWER PARTY

On Friday February 7th,  youth and students from across the Triangle gathered for the pre-Moral March Youth and Student Power Party. The diversity of the gathering mirrored the diversity of the march itself. In attendance were youth from as far as Colorado that work on education justice issues, to local organizers from Greensboro who organize […]

Why We Can’t Wait

This post originally appeared on Dignity in School Website Last month, I had the privilege of being part of a group of students, parents, and advocates that filed a civil rights Complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) asserting that the school policing policies and practices of the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), Wake County […]

NC HEAT, EJA, and the Youth Organizing Institute Demand Dialogue and Solutions to the School-To-Prison-Pipeline.

Raleigh NC—On February 3, NC HEAT (NC Heros Emerging Among Teens), EJA (Education Justice Alliance) and The Youth Organizing Institute mobilized to the Superintendent Forum/listening tour at Southeast Raleigh High School. While we were grateful that Dr. Merrill, the new superintendent of Wake County schools, held the forum we are looking forward to engaging with […]

YOI Trip down South

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 […]

YOI Hiring Three Student Interns

Youth Organizing Institute seeking 3 student interns for Fall 2013 to work on social media, marketing, organizing, and grassroots fundraising. The Youth Organizing Institute is a popular education leadership development program for high school age LGBTQ youth, low-income youth, and youth of color in Wake, Durham and Orange counties. We believe in grassroots organizing and […]