Teams of educators and students work in supportive Teachers Unite cohorts to develop projects that interrupt the School to Prison Pipeline. Read about some of their work below.

Information about upcoming cohort meetings can be found here.

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School Based Projects

All Around New York City

A Washington Heights middle school is expanding its peer mediation program.

A Bronx middle school is developing a parent and educator book club to discuss issues of race and bias.

A high school in the Bronx is launching focus groups with students to create an informed action plan that will address racial equity.

A transfer school downtown is developing a credit-earning RJ internship program for students.

Why Join a TU Cohort?

Benefits of participating

  • Personalized project support from Teachers Unite staff
  • At least $1,000 in funds for reimbursable school-based project related expenses
  • Supportive community of neighboring schools working on similar projects
  • Leadership development opportunities such as RJ leadership training, workshop facilitation, speaking and writing opportunities for educators, students, and parents


How to get funding for your project

Show up: Two or more members of your school community participate in 4-6 of your cohort meetings and work on a Transformative Justice project at your school site

Build TU power: Two or more members of your school community join Teachers Unite as member. Why? Demonstrate your commitment to our principles and vision.

Pitch in: Participate in Full Court Press Against #SchoolPushout, our annual basketball fundraiser. Why? Build community, awareness, and engagement in your school project. The funds raised during this event go directly back out to the work of schools with similar projects across the city.


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