Knoxville, TN

The Knoxville Area Urban League, along with Cen­tro His­pano, Project Grad, the City of Knoxville, and Knox Coun­ty Schools will form the Knoxville Equi­ty Alliance in order to advance a shared pol­i­cy advo­ca­cy agen­da that pro­motes edu­ca­tion­al equi­ty, oppor­tu­ni­ty, and excel­lence for under­served stu­dents of col­or in Knox Coun­ty.

Orga­ni­za­tions will devel­op their own advo­ca­cy voice through train­ing, and learn to use their col­lec­tive voice to impact local school sys­tem poli­cies. One of their pri­ma­ry areas of focus will be to address sys­temic dis­par­i­ties in dis­ci­pline and sus­pen­sion in Knox Coun­ty Schools.