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The 2019 School Climate Institute

In August 2019, NSCC held the 19th annual School Climate Institute, where teachers, counselors, policy-makers, and students gathered to advance their school climate improvement efforts by exploring the best practices and common challenges that were detailed in our 2018 report, Creating Communities of Courage: Lessons from the Field. Over the two day institute, attendees participated in workshops that addressed social-emotional learning, project-based learning, and school climate best practices, and learned from student advocacy, education, and policy leaders.

The School Climate Institute has a long tradition of convening educators who are committed to the school climate improvement process. To learn more about our next School Climate Institute, or how to get involved, write to us at [email protected]


Why School Climate Matters Now, a discussion with Dr. Dorothy Espelage.

Meet our new CEO, Whitney Allgood, PhD and join the conversation over delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at the HGU- Hotel Grand Union-34 E 32nd St, New York, NY 10016


Connecting Communities of Courage: Building Inclusive, Safe and Engaged Schools

October 27th, 2017, a one-day event that brought together a diverse community of 200 stakeholders at the national, state, and local level – community action organizations and youth leaders, schools, prosocial organizations, policymakers, researchers, and funders – to collaboratively address the critical needs of P-12 schools, develop cross-sector connections, and build more inclusive, safe, and engaged communities.

This summit will yield actionable practice strategies and policy recommendations, and is cultivating a vibrant network focused on sustainable solutions to increase engagement and promote safe school communities for all. It is the first step of a much greater effort to help schools reflect and proactively build on the strengths of the diverse communities they support. Attendees will be active participants, and will shape the conversation, and the resulting actions through their contributions, knowledge, and experiences. The goal is to create a collective community of courage with youth at the center.

Supported by the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust and Facebook