NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc.
SOUTHERN ANTI-RACISM NETWORK wrote -The Southern Anti-Racism Network (SARN) began the "Education, Not Incarceration!" campaign in Durham, North Carolina in 2000. The connection between the academic achievement gap and exclusionary discipline practices was clear. Racial disparity and poverty have been identified as the systemic factors contributing to the achievement gap and out-of-school suspensions. This is a data driven campaign. In Durham Public Schools in 2000 one black male had been suspended 27 times in a single year. When that fact was pointed out to the Superintendent, she responded, "Obviously, that intervention is not working." She proceeded to establish the "Superintendent's Task Force for Closing the Achievement Gap" in recognition that "schools can not do it alone." SARN initiated "Building a Village" in Columbus GA in 2011 recognizing that the whole community needs to be engaged to end what is now known as the "school-to-prison pipeline". The strategy is collaboration between schools and community (businesses, churches, community groups and parents) to build the village it takes to advance education equity. Please give $25, $50, $100 or any amount. The equivalent of 50 people giving $100 each will reach our goal. We'd like to do it in 5 days. Thanks in advance for your support.