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Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth
Latest Update: October 30, 2013  

Sign On to Support the Solutions Not Suspensions Campaign

Coleman’s ‘Solutions Not Suspensions’ campaign is calling for the Board of Ed and the Superintendent to:  

  • End to the disproportionate suspensions of African American students and other students of color!‚Äč
  • Hold the district accountable to releasing data about suspension rates, and informing students and parents about their rights!
  • Ensure that all schools practice PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) and Restorative practices, to create positive, accountable and responsible school climates for students, teachers, and staff!
  • End all suspensions for willful defiance and all illegal “off the books” suspensions!

Show your support for Solutions Not Suspensions and for the youth and parent leaders on the front-lines of this effort by clicking here. It takes just seconds for you to sign on to our campaign so that we can show SFUSD and the School Board that the San Francisco community wants Safe and Supportive Schools for All! 

Have a couple more minutes to spare to help build better schools in San Francisco? Spread the word by linking to our online campaign endorsement page via facebook, twitter, and through your organizational e-newsletter. Thank you!

And a few more opportunities to show your support and help create safer, more supportive schools in San Francisco: 

Contact Chelsea at to:

  • Endorse our campaign as an organization 
  • collect hard copy supporter card endorsements (we will drop the cards off to you and pick them up when signed)

And then:

  • Attend the next Solutions Not Suspensions Coalition meeting on Wednesday November 13th at 6pm!
  • Come out and bring your friends and colleagues to show mass support, when the policy is formally introduced (we are aiming for December!)

Solutions Not Suspensions Community Meeting Report-back 

Staff, members, and clients from San Francisco community organizations serving low-income youth of color came together yesterday evening to support the launch of Coleman’s new campaign to win a landmark SFUSD policy to transform the district's approach to school discipline and create a more positive school environment for students and teachers.

Last night’s community meeting was both heartbreaking and inspiring. Heartbreaking to hear from those who have personally experienced the indignities and abuses of harsh zero tolerance policies and inspiring to hear first-hand the blossoming of young people and the transformation of school culture that is possible when postive evidence-based alternative strategies are utilized.

Click here to read more highlights from the Solutions Not Suspensions Community Meeting.  

Click here to see pictures from last night's community meeting. 

Click here to see Coleman's hot-of-the-presses analysis of SFUSD 2012-13 suspension data

Saturday November 2nd: We are CCSF “DAY ON!” Work Day #2!

When: Saturday, November 2nd, 10-12:30pm

Where: Meet outside of Rosenberg Library

We invite you to participate in the next DAY ON! sponsored by We Are CCSF (Community, Classified, Students and Faculty) this Saturday. We are coming together to help improve the condition of our college by rolling up our sleeves and getting to work, together as one community.

All folks who participate this Saturday will get free lunch!

The first DAY ON! on October 11th was a great success with over 75 people who inventoried technology, pulled weeds and cleaned up trash. We did a "*month's worth of work in a day"* according to our buildings manager, and we helped staff finish an important accreditation step (prepping for a much-needed update to our tech equipment).

Join us as we do something positive for our college. And please help spread the word! Thank you!

For more info email And "like" our facebook page to get updates about future Day On work days. 

Click here to download or link to a letter size flyer

Click here to download or link to a ledger size flyer


Community Meeting Participants Discussing SFUSD Suspension Patterns in Small Groups





Sign On to the Solutions Not  Suspensions Campaign!

Solutions Not Suspension Campaign Kicks off with Inspiring Community Meeting 

Come out and support CCSF Saturday November 2nd! 


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