A Red Circle’s education work focuses on equitable school funding, improving discipline practices to children in grades pre-k through 3, and increasing parental involvement. We recently expanded our Education Advocacy Coalition to include community partners in the Hazelwood, Ferguson-Florissant, Normandy, Jennings, and Riverview Gardens school districts. We hope that by building this coalition, we will strengthen our collective impact for North County’s students. Areas of concern include, but are not limited to:
- academic achievement
- discipline practices
- education policy
- school funding
- extracurricular activities
- parental involvement
- social and emotional learning
- restorative justice practices
- trauma informed care
- racial equity.
Our first coalition meeting was in June and partners from Boys Hope Girls Hope, West County Community Action Network, St. Vincent Home for Children, Maryville University, and more were in attendance. Our next meeting is September 28 and we welcome additional community partners to the table. Contact us if you want to be involved or learn more about the Education Advocacy Coalition.