We envision school communities where every youth is honored and self-determined.
We tackle complex problems that impact marginalized youth and the schools and systems that support them.
Founded in 2008, SchoolTalk, Inc. is a District of Columbia-based nonprofit that supports the D.C. education community in collaboratively addressing complex challenges and creating practical solutions for assisting youth of all abilities to achieve success. SchoolTalk’s programs actively work to improve postsecondary outcomes for youth through both proactive initiatives—such as youth leadership and mentoring, skill-building, and workforce development—and direct intervention to resolve issues in productive ways, such as mediation and restorative justice. SchoolTalk has two key program areas: Inclusive Education and Restorative Justice.
The overall objective of SchoolTalk’s diversity effort is to create an inclusive environment and socially reflective organization that represents, supports and celebrates diversity at all levels. Fifty percent of SchoolTalk staff have a disability.
SchoolTalk and the school communities we support have faced momentous challenges in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are proud of the resilience and innovation displayed over the past two years and what it means for our work going forward. Learn more in our annual report!