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CAPACITY COMMITTEE

The purpose of our committee is to create effective change and equitable educational opportunities for Black children. We do this through targeted professional development, culturally responsive curriculum, and the development of a BE-U Educator’s Residency Program. This work is used as tools to build the capacity of educators and administrators as we dismantle the current structures and systems, and provide frameworks for new structures and systems that will sustain us in the future. 

Join us as we Serve Black Educators, Influence Others, and Impact Black Children through our work.

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CAPACITY BUILDING SUBCOMMITTEE WORK

Professional Development

Combating racial and socioeconomic inequalities through targeted training, mentoring, college partnerships, that supports teachers and encourages retention to increase efficacy and student achievement for Black students. A NYC/NYS residency program will provide a culturally responsive framework which will assist in shifting the current paradigm to empower educators.

Curriculum & Instruction

The development of curriculum that is based in dismantling the Eurocentric perspectives and ideologies taught to our children.  Currently, we are redesigning the Social Studies curriculum (K-12) to reflect and offer a culturally responsive curriculum that centers Black students.

Equity

Ensuring that Black students have access and opportunities that have been denied within past and current education systems through resources, fiscal responsibility, and human capital. 

Systems & Structures

Creating equitable systems and structures that influence the performance of black students, shows an appreciation for diversity, cultivates greatness, and creates an environment of student belonging.

CAPACITY BUILDING MEMBERS

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Dr. Nyree 
Dixon

Capacity Co-Chair

Dr. Nyree 
Dixon

Capacity Co-Chair

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Jonelle
Rock

Equity Subcommittee Chair

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Dr. Nia
Johnson
Professional Development Subcommittee Chair
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Dr. Cluny
Lavache

Professional Development Subcommittee

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Sonia
McIntosh

Professional Development Subcommitte

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Jennifer
McRae

Professional Development Subcommittee

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Tyquan
Ward

Professional Development Subcommittee

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Lonice
Eversley

Curriculum and Instruction

Subcommittee

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Cassandra
Johnson

Curriculum and Instruction Subcommittee

Curriculum and Instruction Subcommitte

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Lisa Caldwell
Linder

Curriculum and Instruction Subcommittee

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Dr. Carleen Miller-Bailey

Curriculum and Instruction Subcommittee

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Torianna
Murray

Curriculum and Instruction Subcommittee

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Almarie
Walker

Curriculum and Instruction Subcommittee

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Dr. Silvia
M. Lloyd

Systems and Structures Subcommittee

RESOURCES & LINKS TO SHARE

Documentaries/Movies

  • The Hate You Give

  • Between the World and Me

  • I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

Books

  • We Want to Do More Than Survive by Bettina Love

  • Cultivating Genius by Gholdy Mohammad

  • Stamped From the Beginning by Ibrahim Kendi

  • How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibrahim Kendi

  • I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO by James Baldwin

  • When Affirmative Action was White by Ira Katznelson

  • They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America by Ivn Van Sertima

  • The Source of Self-Regard  by Toni Morrison

  • Civilization or Barbarism by Cheikh Anta Diop

  • The Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire

  • African Exodus: The Origins of Modern Humanity by Christopher Stringer and Robin Mckie

  • African Presence in Early Asia by Runoko Rashidi

  • The African Origin of Modern Judaism: From Hebrews to Jews by Jose V. Malcioln

  • Black Spark White Fire: Did African Explorers Civilize Ancient Europe? by Richard Poe

  • Reframing Organizations by Bolman & Deal

  • Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain by Zarretta Hammond

  • Implicit Bias in Schools: A practitioner’s Guide by Gullo, L. et al 

  • Academic Language Mastery Culture in Context by Noma LeMoine and Ivannia Soto

  • Civil Rights from Mississippi to the Algebra Project by Robert P. Moses and Charles E. Cobb, Jr.

  • Creating Black Americans: African-American History and Its Meanings, 1619 to the present by Nell Irvin Painter

  • The Skin We Speak by Lisa Delpit et. al

Data Sources

  • NAEP-National Assessment of Education Progress

Links and Apps

​Get Involved

  • Hip Hop Civic by Dr. Bettina Love

  • But That's Just Good Teaching! The Case for Culturally Relevant Pedagogy by Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billing

  • The 1619 Project Curriculum 

  • Teach Teachers How to Create Magic by Dr. Chris Edmin — Ted Talk

Other Sources

  • The Culturally-Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) Education Framework

  • Partee, G. (2014). Retaining teachers of color in our public schools. Center for American Progress. 

  • Thomas, D (2019). Diversifying the teaching profession: How to recruit and retain teachers. Learning Policy Institute. 

  • Hammond, L, et. al (2006). Securing the Right to Learn: The Quest for an Empowering Curriculum for African American Citizens