We challenge systems of oppression by advocating for culturally competent educational practices. Our work focuses on areas that have the potential to achieve the greatest amount of positive change for students in the short-term.
Police Free Schools
Across the country, harsh disciplinary practices that force children into the school to prison pipeline are favored more than our children's education. This has to stop. We are fighting for an end to the school to prison pipeline by advocating for the removal of school resource officers from our public schools!
It's time to defund police in our schools and invest in resources that support and nurture our young people.
We demanded the State Board of Education to prevent the Waterbury Board of Ed from using ARP funds to purchase weapons detection for schools in Waterbury.
In 2020 and 2021, Congress passed three stimulus bills that provided nearly $190.5 billion to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund.
These assets are to support Connecticut’s sustained safe reopening of schools while equitably expanding opportunities for students disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, emphasizing our Black, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, English Language Learners, differently-abled students, and their families.
Air Monitoring Campaign
RACCE and Just Air have launched a partnership that will assist, guide, and report out hyper-local air quality monitoring results in neighborhoods and school communities across the city of Waterbury.
This project will use an Environmental Justice lens to address gaps in air quality data for neighborhoods that have a high density of folx living in poverty, specifically families and children who identify as Black or Hispanic/Latinx.