We are thrilled to announce that School Justice Project has won a Black Male Achievement Fellowship, granted by a partnership between the Open Society Foundations and Echoing Green. The fellowship will provide seed money to School Justice Project to support our ongoing work of Protecting the special education rights of young black men during incarceration and reentry.
From the Echoing Green announcement:
"Within fifteen minutes of hearing 2006 Fellow Laurie Parise speak on an Equal Justice Works panel, I raced outside to call Sarah and commit to our dream of opening the School Justice Project. Since October 2012, Laurie has been an incredible mentor and inspiration. We are both so grateful for her support and guidance."
— Claire Blumenson
"I'm inspired by the determination of 2011 Fellow Mark Hecker, founder of Reach Incorporated, to become the best in a centralized location so as to ensure optimal impact prior to national expansion. I strive to create and implement a localized model that guarantees systemic and total jurisdictional impact while serving as a baseline for all jurisdictions nationwide."
— Sarah Comeau
Below is the Open Society Foundations press release:
View a pdf version of the press release.