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482Forward is a citywide education organizing network in Detroit. We are neighborhood organizations, parents, and youth committed to ensuring that all Detroit children have access to an excellent education, regardless of their race or socioeconomic status. Together, we are building power to make systemic change and win educational justice for our communities.

Brighton Park Neighborhood Councilis a community-based organization serving the predominantly Latino and immigrant communities in Southwest Chicago. BPNC works on education equity, violence prevention, healthcare access and equity, economic justice, and immigrant rights. BPNC provides direct services and engages parent and student leaders in city, county, state, and federal policy campaigns.

Georgia Appleseed is a nonpartisan public interest law center with a mission to increase justice through law and policy reform and community engagement. Its efforts are augmented by hundreds of pro bono hours annually from attorneys, accountants and others, who adhere the vision: a Georgia where the voices of people in poverty, children and other marginalized people are heard, and where injustices that no one should endure are resolved.

Gwinnett SToPP is a grassroots parent organizing group focused on pushing for and against policies that impact feeders into the School to Prison Pipeline in Gwinnett County Georgia. We accomplish our work parent/community advocacy training and policy-change facilitation.

Legal Aid Justice Center fights injustice in the lives of individual Virginians while rooting out exploitative policies and practices that keep people in poverty. LAJC uses impact litigation, community organizing, and policy advocacy to solve urgent problems in areas such as housing, education, civil rights, immigration, healthcare and consumer finance. LAJC’s primary service areas are Charlottesville, Northern Virginia, Richmond and Petersburg, but the effects of their work are felt statewide.

New Mexico Center on Law & Poverty advances economic and social justice through education, advocacy, and litigation. An effective leader on a broad range of issues impacting children and families, such as healthcare, public benefits, education, and workers’ rights, NMCLP offers representation before governmental agencies, through the legislative process, and in the courts, to protect the rights and improve the living conditions for low-income New Mexicans.

North Carolina Justice Center works to eliminate poverty in North Carolina by ensuring that every household can access the resources, services and treatment necessary for economic security. NCJC has advanced education equity through school funding and desegregation litigation and legislative advocacy. Rick Glazier, executive director, is a former state representative and House Education Committee chair.

Unite Oregon is led by people of color, immigrants and refugees, rural communities, and people experiencing poverty, we work across Oregon to build a unified intercultural movement for justice. Unite Oregon represents over 13,000 supporters and members across Oregon.