IntegratedSchools.org

families CHOOSING integration

What Can I Do?

You care about the issue of school segregation. You want to get involved. Here’s how:

  1. Subscribe! Join us at Facebook and Twitter and follow along for school integration news, commentary, announcements.
  2. Reach out. Talk with a parent who has been there. The importance of getting connected cannot be understated. Wherever you are in your thinking, whatever your situation, we’ve likely been there, too.  Check out our Networks Page to see if there is a group in your area and contact them!  Or reach out here and we will connect you to a parent willing and ready to talk. Contact us in the form below.
  3. Do a little research. We’ve compiled a set of resources (podcasts, articles, videos) to help get you started.
  4. TALK about this anywhere and everywhere you can. It matters. A lot.
  5. Take the Two Tour Pledge — commit to touring two schools that serve students not ‘just like yours.’ Just step foot inside the door; you may even be pleasantly surprised.
  6. Join the Integrated Schools Book Club and Web-Conversations — these are online and free ways to connect with parents across the country who are thinking about these issues.  (Upcoming event notifications will be emailed/posted).
  7. Consider starting your own local Integrated Schools group! While some chapters are incredibly organized and active, others are very informal and loose clusters of parents talking and sharing.  We can help support any efforts you would like to take in your community: simple publicizing of your desire to have the conversations, sample agenda meetings, flyers, discussion topics, and organizing strategies, etc..  Some groups are even web-conferencing one of our Integrated Schools organizers into living rooms to facilitate meetings.  (We are currently working on a toolkit for local chapters… stay tuned).   You don’t have to be a tried-and-tested community organizer, you don’t have to have your children enrolled in an integrated/ing school or even be fully committed to sending your child to an integrated/ing school.  You just need to want to talk about it. Contact us in the form below.
  8. Share your education story.

 

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