Communities in Schools PA Affiliates Join Call for Racial Justice and Systemic Change in America
Updated: Jan 31
The Communities in Schools affiliates across Pennsylvania join our national organization in calling for renewed focus on equity and racial justice in America. Over the last few weeks, our nation saw a victory in the national movement for justice and accountability with the guilty verdict in George Floyd’s death, alongside multiple deadly reminders that the fight for equality and justice is not over.
Communities in Schools of Pennsylvania, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Pittsburgh-Allegheny County join our Communities In Schools National Office in advocating for greater police accountability and community collaboration to address these longstanding issues. We will continue to advocate for the necessary changes to identify systemic racism and build a more equitable education system across our Commonwealth. We join with those working to build communities where everyone can thrive.
Communities in Schools believes every student, regardless of race, zip code, or socioeconomic background should have what they need to succeed in school and beyond. Whether by creating Restorative Practices programs in Allentown, helping refugee and immigrant families in Lancaster connect with community resources to support their children’s education, or creating diversion programs in Pittsburgh to reduce the school-to-prison pipeline, across our Commonwealth, Communities in Schools is building an equitable and fulfilling future for all students.
Join us in our efforts so that all students can reach their full potential by visiting our websites. Please find the full message, Communities In Schools ® (CIS™) Calls to Renew Focus on Racial Justice and Systemic Change in America from CIS National President and CEO, Rey Saldaña.