CO&E staff provide research, training, and logistical support to the Urban Youth Collaborative
(UYC) in New York City. With AISR support, UYC has contributed to important successes such as the campaign to reverse budget cuts for free and reduced-price public transportation passes for students and the campaign to pass the Student Safety Act by the New York City Council, which will require the New York City Department of Education and New York Police Department to release data on student arrests, suspensions, expulsions, and other student-safety agent interactions. Working with allies, UYC has successfully advocated to reduce state and city education budget cuts by hundreds of millions of dollars.
Related AISR commentary
Building and Sustaining Education Reform through Relational Power 7/30/12
What We Do:
With strategic and technical support from AISR staff, UYC is focusing on college preparedness and academic rigor in high schools and school closings. Every summer, AISR convenes the Youth Organizing Institute on Educational Policy, an intensive training for young people involved in high school reform campaigns.