Schools are entrusted with the development and well being of children from diverse backgrounds and experiences. No child should feel unsafe or unwelcome at school because of who they are, what they believe, or how they learn. Interfaith Alliance works to strengthen public schools and create safe spaces for students of all backgrounds and abilities to thrive.
Civil Rights Principles for Safe, Healthy, and Inclusive School Environments
Interfaith Alliance joined 55 allied organizations in releasing comprehensive policy recommendations to support historically marginalized students – including students of color, students with disabilities, LGBTQ+ youth, religious minorities, sexual assault survivors, and immigrant students, among others – and ensure that all students can thrive.
Public Money for Public Schools
Ensuring that every child receives a quality education is a top priority across the country. But instead of investing in high quality public schools, state and local governments are increasingly embracing funding programs that redirect taxpayer dollars away from public schools and toward private, often religious, alternatives. Interfaith Alliance works to keep public money in public schools through the National Coalition for Public Education.
Leadership Education Advancing Democracy and Diversity (LEADD) Program
Interfaith Alliance staff developed the LEADD program to fill the gap in civic education that many high school students experience. Participants become immersed in the history of the First Amendment, particularly its Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses, and explore current policy, legislative, and legal issues regarding religious freedom. Each program is influenced by the composition of the cohort, the unique makeup of their local community, and students’ past exposure to diverse experiences and perspectives.