Announcing 10 Stopping the School-to-Prison Pipeline Awardees

At Best Starts we work to build equitable systems that support young people in living healthy, happy, and safe lives. Within our Stopping the School-to-Prison Pipeline (SSPP) strategy, that work includes creating supports for young people who are more likely to be pushed into the criminal legal system due to systemic racism. We work with community partners to support young people identify their strengths and grow into their potential, build community connections, deliver resources, and support alternatives to the juvenile legal system.  .  

Learn more about our SSSP strategy by reading our one-pager.  

We’re excited to announce 10 community organizations that were awarded to support the Best Starts SSPP strategy: 

Choose 180 

African American Leadership Forum 

East African Community Services 

Neighborhood House 

Pro Se Potential 

Black Star Line ACFEC 

Urban Native Education Alliance 

Glover Empower Mentoring 

Creative Justice 

Comunidad Latina de Vashon 

A look at the work ahead 

The SSPP strategy reaches about 1,400 young people by funding programing that builds connections to community-defined pathways to success, alternatives to harmful punitive practices, and in driving policy and systems changes to the juvenile legal system. Read what the 10 awarded community organizations will be working toward on the SSPP strategy in their own words: 

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