REACT Initiative, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that addresses barriers impeding the educational access and success of individuals from historically marginalized populations. We identify and address unjust educational practices while contributing to the continued development of professionals serving diverse populations. Our services, therefore, extend beyond schools and universities to clinics, hospitals, corporations, childcare facilities, nonprofits, religious organizations, and more.
To be a leading provider of professional development, educational resources, and advocacy services for those working with historically marginalized groups in the United States and abroad.
Recent headlines and research outline inequities in education for minoritized youth. In fact, many programs not only eclipse access to culturally relevant and sustaining educational content but also harm students and communities.
Perpetuation of various -isms and -phobias within educational settings. See for instance:
Killeen ISD teacher assigned racist word search to middle schoolers > read more
Refusal to incorporate culturally relevant and culturally sustaining content into contemporary education programs. See for instance:
DeSantis sparks outrage with rejection of African American studies class > read more
Data reflecting educational inequities for historically marginalized groups. See for instance:
24 Examples of Systemic Inequities Experienced by Students of Color and Students from Under-Resourced Communities in U.S. Schools > read more
School districts are systematically undereducating historically marginalized students. See for instance:
23 Baltimore Schools have zero students proficient in math, per state test results > read more
Documented disproportionality in punitive recourse for Black students in educational settings. See for instance:
Black kids are way more likely to be punished in school than white kids, study finds > read more