Community organizations play an important role in dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline, particularly in a state as large and diverse as Texas. There are many student- and parent-based groups that are working to address school exclusions and school police contact in their districts. Check out the groups below and use the resources on this site to start your own community organization to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline!
Mission: The Organizing Network for Education (ONE) Houston fosters collaboration among students, parents, educators, and other community members to build a base of power that will affect educational change through political and social action.
Mission: The Texas Organizing Project (TOP) promotes social and economic equality for low to moderate income Texans through community and electoral organizing.
Mission: Educators in Solidarity is a group working to build our collective capacity as anti-racist educators, through activism, advocacy, and outreach. Educators are uniquely situated to address racism by institutional change and empowering students to self-advocate. We are committed to ongoing dialogue about systemic racism in our schools and communities.
Mission: Excellence and Advancement, Inc. provides services to break the school to prison pipeline by coordinating prevention and intervention programs to support children that may be at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system.