Please find below a statement from the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE), Full Frame Communications' implementation partner on ECLC.
Dear friends and colleagues,
On behalf of our staff and board of directors, we are deeply saddened, angered and heartbroken by the recent incidents in Minneapolis and throughout the country that exhibit racism and disregard for Black lives.
For the last twenty-five years, the Center for Collaborative Education’s mission has and will continue to be to increase equity and justice in schools and communities. We are fully aware that our anger and sadness is not enough. We denounce these unacceptable acts of racism and stand in solidarity with the countless protesters throughout the country that are practicing civil disobedience against these acts of systemic racism and oppression.
These protests highlight what so many of us know and want: the immediate need for transformative reform in policing, education and community development. Thanks to your support, CCE will continue to work with schools, districts and partners to create more inclusive and caring communities. We will continue to produce and publish research that highlight best practices and models of excellence that increase equity and justice. We will also continue to research and put forth publications that highlight the disparities and adverse impacts of systemic racism. Most important, we will remain resolute in working for positive change with students, parents, teachers, administrators and community partners to make our communities more equitable and just.
CCE Board of Trustees