NYC schools currently serve 1.1 million students in some of the most separate and unequal in the country.

The best experts on the impacts of segregation and inequities within our school system are students themselves. At IntegrateNYC, they are also the designers. of solutions for integration.

We recognize that segregation will not end by simply diversifying predominantly white schools, a model for integration that has been used since the Brown V. Board Decision in 1954, and usually works to the detriment of students of color.

In order to avoid the pitfalls of past approaches to integration, we have developed the 5Rs of real integration to create change that is both lasting and multidimensional.

 
 

The 5Rs of real integration are:

 
 

We see our efforts as part of a global movement striving for racial equality and human dignity.

Specifically, we align our activism with the platforms of the Black Lives Matter Movement and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations: