About Us

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Mission

While most educators want to address race and racism in schools and classrooms, they lack the necessary tools and skills.
Our mission is to advance antiracist curriculum and equip antiracist educators.

Vision

Like so many before us, we look to a future where the long legacy of racism is ended and the promise of equality is fulfilled for everyone. What and how children learn — in the curriculum and in how they are taught — can lead to that future. It depends on antiracist educators with access to high-quality materials who are committed to their own learning.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela

Values

  • We believe education can change the world.
  • We believe classrooms and schools can be places of healing, reconciliation, and transformation.
  • We believe that because we have learned and were socialized to be racist, we can learn and be socialized to be antiracist.

CARE Principles

Affirm Humanity

Embrace Historical Truths

Critical Conciousness

Race and Racism

Just Systems

CARE Team

Maureen Costello,
Executive Director
Val Brown,
Academic Director
Kate Shuster,
Curriculum & Evaluation Director
Katrice QUitter
Katrice Quitter, Partnership Manager
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Dumont Walker, Digital Strategy Manager
Brittany Brazzel Headshot
Brittany Brazzel, Professional Development Specialist

Andrew Gottlieb
Andrew Gottlieb, Operations Coordinator

Advisors

Scott Bayer is co-founder of #THEBOOKCHAT and is a high school English teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Daina Ramey Berry is a Professor and Chair of the History Department at The University of Texas at Austin and co-author of A Black Woman’s History of the United States.
Marian Dingle is a Community Engagement Manager, Advanced Education Research & Development Fund (AERDF).
 Tricia Ebarvia is co-founder of #DisruptTexts and an English teacher at Conestoga High School in Pennsylvania.
Susan Faircloth (an enrolled member of the Coharie Tribe of North Carolina) is a Professor and Director of the School of Education at Colorado State University.
 
Xochitl Garcia is the K-12 Education Program Manager for public radio’s Science Friday and a former middle and high school science teacher.
Kris Gutiérrez is a Professor at the University of California at Berkeley and Past President of the American Educational Research Association.
Hasan Kwame Jeffries is an Associate Professor at The Ohio State University and host of the Teaching Hard History podcast.
Dee Lanier is an Experience Designer with LINC and a former K-12 teacher and tech mentor. He is the creator of Solve in Time, co-founder of Our Voice Academy and co-host of the Liberated Educator podcast.
Jess Lifshitz is a fifth grade ELA teacher at Meadowbrook Elementary in the suburbs of Chicago.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor at Harvard Kennedy School and the former Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the world’s leading library and archive of global black history.
Dr. Rosa Perez-Isiah is Director of Elementary Education, Equity, and Access in a CA District.
She is founder of #WeLeadEd and the WE leadEd podcast.
Mica Pollock is a Professor and Director of the Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment, and Teaching Excellence (CREATE) at the University of California, San Diego.
Gregory Tacconi-Moore is a K-4 reading specialist and the co-director of the Crescent City Debate League.
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas is an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and a former K-12 teacher.
LaMar Timmons is a high school English teacher and professor at Pace University in New York City.
Juliana Urtubey, NBCT, is a learning strategist at Kermit R. Booker Senior Innovative Elementary School and the 2022 National Teacher of the Year.
Abby Wolf is Executive Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research at Harvard University.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is a Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.
Special Advisor to CARE