This summary report, submitted by emily warren & Jondou Chen, documents Phase 2 of the Equity and Equality in Education (EEE) Project led by the Southeast Seattle Education Coalition (SESEC).
Over a two year period from Fall 2017 to Summer 2019, the Southeast Seattle Education
Coalition (SESEC) convened the Equity and Equality in Education (EEE) Project Planning & Leadership Team. As part of a broader Family Leadership Design Collaborative (FLDC) and with facilitative support from the National Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) Project, the EEE took up the FLDC research questions:
- How can communities, families and educational systems co-design
transformative possibilities toward community-defined well-being and educational
- How can we build and enact generative solidarities within and across
SESEC sought to take these questions up in the context of Southeast Seattle, which is the
only People of Color (PoC) majority area in the city, and more specifically within SESEC’s
cross-racial network of organizations. This partnership generated meaningful community
learning, development, agency, and advocacy. This document serves to report out the process of SESEC’s work with FLDC in the development of the EEE project, as well as our major learnings. This report also aims to be a support document for other community organizations who wish to engage in similar work in their communities.