The Learning Network for Girls of Color provides a secure platform for school system leaders and educators to learn from experts across the country about trauma-informed approaches for girls of color and engage in peer-to-peer learning.
The Learning Network’s content is guided by a youth advisory committee comprised of girls of color and a steering committee comprised of professionals with expertise in trauma-informed learning and/or issues relating to race, ethnicity, and gender.
Membership is free for educators, school leadership and support personnel, district leadership, school support staff, school counselors and therapists, and other members of school communities.
The Schools for Girls of Color Learning Network evolved from an event that the Center on Poverty and Inequality co-hosted with the White House Council on Women and Girls in September 2016, “Trauma-Informed Approaches in School: Supporting Girls of Color and Rethinking Discipline.” During this event, attendees and presenters expressed interest in access to a secure space designed to provide learning opportunities for school systems about trauma unique to girls of color, innovative intervention and prevention strategies that make classrooms and learning more accessible to girls of color, and peer-to-peer communication.
Alyssa Harvey Dawson
Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, Gusto
Executive Director, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality
Executive Director, National Black Women’s Justice Institute
Samaura Stone, MSW
Director of Policy and Advocacy, National Black Women's Justice Institute
Research Assistant, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality
Intern, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality
Kalisha Dessources Figures
Special Assistant to the President for Gender Policy
University of California – San Francisco
Girls for Gender Equity
National Women’s Law Center
These submissions will be shared with our leadership team, who will submit answers as soon as possible. These answers will be posted on our discussion board to inform educators about girls’ perspectives on school-related issues.