The EAC has partnered with the Institute for Democratic Education in America (IDEA) to host and facilitate the Institute. IDEA is a non-profit organization based in Jackson, Mississippi that collaborates with students, educators, families, and communities to advocate and build capacity for education equity and racial justice. IDEA was founded in 2010 by educators, parents, and organizers who saw the need to change the narrative and practice of education towards learning that is relevant to young people and communities. A core belief was that the best way to effect widespread change is to collaborate with and raise up the voices of youth, educators, parents, and community leaders. While Jackson is IDEA’s home base, they also work with partners and communities around the United States and in Puerto Rico. Find out more on the IDEA Website.
Contact the RJI Coordinators at RJI@democraticeducation.org