National Urban Alliance for Effective Education
The National Urban Alliance for Effective Education (NUA) has as a primary mission to substantiate an irrefutable belief in the capacity of all public school children to achieve the high intellectual performances demanded by an ever-changing global community.
Partnerships with school districts focus on teacher and administrator quality through professional development which incorporates current research from cognitive neuroscience on learning, teaching, and leading.
NUA focuses on uncovering the strengths of students and teachers and then emphasizing and building on those strengths.
Indiana Council on Educating Students of Color (ICESC)
The mission of ICESC is to collaborate with stakeholders to creatively design educational opportunities that lead to enhanced academic success for students of color throughout the African Diaspora.
National Black Child Development Institute
National Black Child Development Institute’s mission is to improve and advance the quality of life for Black children and their families through advocacy and education.
Rethinking Schools (RS) is a nonprofit, independent publisher of educational materials. Its magazine, Rethinking Schools, reaches educators in all 50 states and abroad. RS advocates the reform of elementary and secondary education, with a strong emphasis on issues of equity and social justice.
While writing for a broad audience, Rethinking Schools emphasizes problems facing urban schools, particularly issues of race. Throughout its history, Rethinking Schools has tried to balance classroom practice and educational theory. It is an activist publication, with articles written by and for teachers, parents, and students. Yet it also addresses key policy issues, such as vouchers and marketplace-oriented reforms, funding equity, and school-to-work.
Article from Rethinking Schools: Embracing Ebonics and Teaching Standard English: An Interview with Oakland Teacher Carrie Secret
Harlem Children’s Zone
Founded in 1970, the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) is a pioneering, community-based organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the healthy development of children in Central Harlem. Now serving 17,000 children and families within a 100-block zone, HCZ’s approach is to blanket an entire community with a seamless system of comprehensive programs to guide each child from birth through college graduation, implementing best practices at every developmental stage. HCZ is leading the revitalization of this most devastated community and serving as a model for tackling poverty and reforming public education systems nationwide.
Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum
Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum helps inner city kids learn to fly and focuses on changing communities one child at a time. They also provide a place for kids to go after school so they stay off the streets. They provide mentoring for those that really need it and try to inspire students to reach new heights. Their pilots (also known as “Aviation Explorers”) have already set more than seven world records and have written history all over again… just like the Tuskegee Airmen did many years ago!