May 22, 2020

Blog: Meet NBWJI's New Executive Director,

Dr. Sydney McKinney

Read more here. 

April 4, 2020

Press Release: NBWJI Announces Dr. Sydney McKinney As NBWJI Executive Director

Read full release here. 

March 30, 2020

Press Release: NBWJI President Dr. Monique W. Morris Appointed as First Executive Director of Grantmakers for Girls of Color

Read full release here. 

December 6, 2019

Press Release: NBWJI research informs new policy to end school pushout and the criminalization and over-policing of black, brown and indigenous girls in schools

Read full release here. 

September 12, 2019

End School PushOut for Black Girls and Other Girls of Color: Federal, State, and Local Policy Recommendations

This new brief amplifies resources, policies, and practices to create supportive learning environments, where all students have the opportunity to succeed and where Black girls have access to a robust array of targeted services and supports able to propel them to a lifetime of success.


Read the full brief here.

July 23, 2019

Educating a Girl is Like Educating the Whole Community: A Photo Essay of NBWJI's Journey to Kenya


In June 2019, the National Black Women’s Justice Institute (NBWJI) led a delegation to Kilgoris and Nairobi, Kenya. The delegation included partners affiliated with the Alameda County EMERGE Reentry Program who were seeking to learn from the Kakenya Centre for Excellence about ways to shift a public narrative about the value of educating girls.


Watch the full video here.


NBWJI's 2018 Analysis of the latest School Discipline Data for Girls of Color in U.S. Schools.

*Updated Trends on Suspension, Arrest, and Referrals to Law Enforcement.

See the full data report here.

NBWJI partnered with Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley to release a series of recommendations intended to improve the disciplinary and learning outcomes for girls of color. 

As the culmination of a participatory learning and community-response project, this report outlines policy and practice recommendations responsive to a host of conditions that were named to be of concern by girls of color in the Boston community, and that are typically associated with negative disciplinary and performance outcomes among girls of color nationwide.

A copy of the report is available for download on our Resources page.


NBWJI Partners with Boston City Council Member Ayanna Pressley on a Hearing to Address Girls of Color and School Discipline

The National Black Women's Justice Institute is pleased to partner with Boston City Council Member Ayanna Pressley to advance efforts toward equitable school discipline policy. Watch Councilor Pressley discuss the effort in the video below and join us this evening for a hearing on girls of color and school discipline. Watch the video of the hearing here.




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