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Look to the Communities In Schools blog for our latest news, industry research and insights, and updates on the success of our graduates and communities.

Non-Profits Have a Responsibility to Lead in Workplace Equality and Safety

By Donna Weiss March 29, 2018

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The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have sparked a long overdue national conversation about   conduct and relationships in the workplace. While the conversation has initially focused on the issue of gender inequity, we must bring the same attention to how we can value differences and ensure fairness when it comes to issues of race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, and physical ability. 

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#Isawmyself: Why Educator Representation Matters

By Elizabeth Tuten Feb. 26, 2018

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Every February, the conversation around racial representation in the media reignites. This year, the release of Marvel’s much anticipated Black Panther has been a shot in the arm for the movement—inspiring hashtags such as #Isawmyself that accompany social media storytelling about the first time a young person of color saw themselves reflected in media or popular culture. While this is a vital conversation, it should expand into other other avenues that affect they way our young people percieve themselves. 

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When Trauma and the Holidays Collide

By Elizabeth Tuten Dec. 6, 2017

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As the season of light and giving begins, Communities throughout America are seeking hope in the aftermath of tragedy and loss. For those most impacted by Hurricane Harvey, anxiety and grief are juxtaposed with lights and festivities as both physical and emotional recovery continue.

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The Youngest Victims of the Opioid Crisis

By Elizabeth Tuten Nov. 2, 2017

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Though the White House declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency only last week, families across the nation have felt the effects of opioid addiction for decades. Often relegated to a footnote in this important conversation are infants, children, and teens—the collateral damage of crises like this one. Youth are often confined to the chaotic lives of their addicted parents.

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