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Minority Community Organizing and Partnerships

Minority Community Organizing and Partnerships

In Support of Common Issues in Public Education

In Support of Common Issues in Public Education

NEA is committed to continuing to protect our Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students and immigrant families, as we provide safety to some fleeing violence, persecution and instability. Understandably a lot of fear & confusion over what a Trump Presidency might mean for immigrants' rights.

MALDEF has prepared an Immigrants’ Rights Frequently Asked Questions for Students, Educators and Social Service Providers that includes how to report a situation that may be potential for litigation::

United We Dream offers tools and resources for its affiliates and supporters, to help with your advocacy and direct service work. Know the 5 Important Things You Need To Know About DACA During a Trump Presidency. Download your Deportation Defense Card at Protect Yourself and Your Family from Immigration Raids.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Resources: We've compiled and answered these FAQs for students, educators and social service providers. Please direct friends and families here for resources! 

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Minority Community Organizing and Partnerships Grant:

The NEA-Minority Community Organizing and Partnerships (MCOP) grants are intended to assist local affiliates identify, engage, and mobilize minority community organizations and community leaders of color around increasing student achievement, engaging members who have participated in leadership trainings, and creating union roles to build capacity to engage community partners.

About Us

Every child deserves a quality education—regardless of race or ethnicity. Yet despite gains in recent years, significant gaps in academic achievement and opportunity remain for many racial and ethnic groups. NEA is working with partners and allies for:

  • Adequate and equitable school funding

  • Smaller classes

  • Increased teacher diversity and salaries

  • Improved curricula

  • Better programs for English language learners

  • Enhanced parental involvement

  • NEA and communities are working to ensure great public schools for every child.

Through Minority Community Outreach, NEA aspires to:

  • Strengthen relationships with current partners representing ethnic minority communities, and initiate new partnerships and/or projects around education and other issues of mutual interest.

  • Establish partnerships with ethnic minority communities to develop strategies to close the gaps in student achievement.

  • Develop and implement, in collaboration with community partners, an education campaign to challenge attacks on public education such as vouchers, privatization, and tuition tax credits.

Social Justice and Education Articles

Learn more about the work of educator activists in the fight for racial, social and economic justice in public education:


Brochure: Minority Community Organizing and Partnerships (PDF)

Brochure en espanol: Minority Community Organizing and Partnerships (PDF)

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