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…COVID, social justice uprising; doom-scrolling; mail-in ballots; hybrid; remote-learning; post-George Floyd; say her name; zoom bombing; racial reckoning; you’re on mute; electoral college…

If we made a word cloud for 2020, what would be the most prominent words and phrases? When we look at what DCSC members have been saying throughout the year – in  newsletters, during 1:1 conversations; in webinars, and emails – we see what matters.  Members have centered on support, community, commitment to your students, families, and staff.

Support – going beyond academics like TLC distributing food to families.

Community – connecting to your greater communities like City Gardens’ ColorBrave series which explores ideas about race, racism, white supremacy, and racial equity.

Commitment – staying true to your mission and vision regardless of changing circumstances like CQA and all of you.

This year may not have been The Best Year Ever but it has shown us what we can do and how we will continue to be there for those that matter the most.

DCSC Members Presenting
at this year’s Annual Convening

Over half of this year’s workshop sessions at our Annual Convening will be facilitated by DCSC members.

Read more about our members and decide which session you want to attend when you register for the convening today!

Boston Collegiate Charter School

DSST Public Schools

Inspired Teaching Demonstration School

Kairos Academies

Prospect Schools – Windsor Terrace Middle School

Two Rivers Public Charter School

Washington Yu Ying PCS

End of Year Highlights
Cohort Three Fellows

Emily is at Yu Ming Charter School (Oakland, CA), and will launch their next campus. The network was approved for a seven year renewal on December 8.

Mallory at Detroit Prep (Detroit, MI) is producing a strong Capstone. Check out her plan for guiding principles.

Michelle is at Central Queens Academy (Elmhurst, NY), check out their student-created newsletter.

Natalie at Valor Collegiate Academies (Nashville, TN) submitted her letter of intent to apply for a new charter school on December 3.

All four of our current UnifiED Fellows will be hosting school visits at this year’s Annual Convening. Register for the convening to see what this year’s cohort of fellows have been doing during their residencies at their host sites!

2021 Annual Convening

Register Today!

The Diverse Charter Schools Coalition’s (DCSC) Annual Convening brings together 200 leaders from member schools and networks as well as partners from across the nation. With this year’s theme of Interrupting Inequity, you will deepen the practice of leading your school by learning from experts in the movement, examining real-world experiences, data and strategies, and sharing best practices through networking.

Check out DCSC online!

Have something to share, like an upcoming event, conference, or project? Forward information to and we’ll include it in our next month’s update!

What’s happening at DCSC

The 9th Annual Progressive Education Summit
Baltimore, MD
This event is hosted by DCSC Member, City Neighbors Charter School!

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Profiles of Leaders of Color

Kriste Dragon from Citizens of the World is featured in this report!

Like and share: “Charter Leaders of Color Matter
Richard Lee from Academy of the City Charter School is featured!

Have something to share, like an upcoming event, conference, or project? Forward information to and we’ll include it in our next month’s update!

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