Increase Black Educators & Staff
We have 54% students of color in BSD, but only 14% teachers of color. Research finds that students of color do better academically and socially when they have teachers of color. We advocate for more Black teachers, administrators, health professionals and para-educators in BSD.
Build Community & Celebrate Black Joy
It isn't all about the struggle. We aim to connect children and families in the community, and create spaces to be together and celebrate our joy through barbecues, film screenings, game nights, and cultural events.
Increase Culturally Relevant Tools & Spaces
We advocate for curricula that reflect the depth and range of the Black diaspora and increase spaces for Black students to cultivate cultural understanding and identities such as Black Student Unions and Ethnic Studies courses.
Promote Health & Wellness
We understand that systems of oppression have detrimental impacts on our physical, mental and emotional health. We work to promote upstream & proactive strategies to address this via community supports, healing modalities, physical activity and connecting to nature.
Eliminate Barriers to Success & Learning
What is holding students back from being happy and successful in school? We advocate for changes related to disciplinary actions, the role of law enforcement in schools, extra-curricular opportunities and social-emotional supports.
Make Beaverton Livable for All Black People
We organize and advocate for policy and systems change that improves housing affordability, law enforcement practices, economic opportunity and community engagement in city and county decision-making.