About NCSD

The National Coalition on School Diversity (NCSD) is national network supporting a diverse group of constituents to advocate for and create experiences, practices, models, and policies that promote school diversity/integration and reduce racial and economic isolation in K-12 education. The work is guided by a vision of an inclusive, multiracial society that maintains itself through just social structures. The words of Justice Thurgood Marshall, “Unless our children begin to learn together, there is little hope that our people will ever begin to live together,” are a popular mantra amongst coalition members.

NCSD is supported and staffed by the Poverty and Race Research Action Council (PRRAC), a civil rights and policy organization based in Washington DC.

NCSD engages in research, public education, and advocacy to help expand support for government policies that promote school diversity and reduce racial and socioeconomic isolation.

Membership is free and open to national, regional, and local organizations that are working to support racial and economic integration in public schools. The members include both organizations and leading education researchers and advocates.

While building a national community and achieving significant policy successes, NCSD has become a strong coalition that provides members a place to act on their commitment to integration from a legal, policy, and research perspective.

The following members currently serve on NCSD’s steering committee:

  • John Brittain
  • Nyah Berg
  • Anna Lodder
  • Matt Gonzales
  • Kris Nordstrom
  • Phil Tegeler
  • Elaine Gross
  • Tanya Clay House
  • Brenda Shum
  • Rachel Norman, Avishek Mojumdar, Yotam Pe’er (IntegrateNYC)

See our 2018-2020 Strategic Plan here.