Burr School FORJ
Burr Families Organizing for Racial Justice
... in 2016 when three Newton moms, from different races, religions, and ethnic backgrounds, came together with the goal of engaging families in the work of racial justice.
... the Newton Public Schools in 2017, FORJ began leading conversations and events for families. Today, FORJ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with school-based groups of parent volunteers across the city, working to support families in becoming actively anti-racist.
What we do:
At Burr-FORJ, we have three main goals:
To build a strong and caring community where all students, staff, and families feel welcome, included, and valued.
Create a learning community where we educate ourselves and our children about race, racism, culture, and identity.
To advocate for policies and practices that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.