Partnership for After School Education

Issue 85

September 30, 2014

Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls

Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity, a new report from the National Women's Law Center and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., shines a spotlight on the barriers that restrict and limit the educational opportunities of many African American girls, the impact of those barriers on the lives of African American girls and women, and the available interventions that present opportunities to fundamentally improve life outcomes for young African American women. This report - the result of a multi-year study - urges educators, school leaders, community leaders and members, advocates, policymakers, and philanthropic organizations to take action to advance the success of African American girls.