The South King County Discipline Coalition’s (SKCDC) mission is to end disproportionate discipline of students of color and interrupt the school to prison pipeline through anti-racist organizing, leadership development and advocacy strategies that center parents and youth directly affected. SKCDC works to build collective power that puts communities of color in a position to dictate solutions for children at the school, local, and state levels. They define success as developing parent and youth leadership and advocacy and supporting community-defined solutions to combat educational inequities experienced by youth and families of color.
They work to build advocates from within the community, specifically parents, but also several grassroots organizations. In 2016, SKCDC received a larger grant to support several grassroots organizations in their discipline work, however funding was short term, and an advisory committee of parents have continued the work on a volunteer basis ever since.
SVP 2019 Investment: $10,000