Wayne County Community College District’s Institute for Social Progress (ISP) will present at the 2017 National Coalition on School Diversity’s (NCSD) 2017 conference, held October 19-20, 2017 at Columbia University in New York City.

NCSD is a network of national civil rights organizations, university-based research centers, and state and local coalitions working to expand support for government policies that promote school diversity and reduce racial and economic isolation in elementary and secondary schools. Members of the NCSD include the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School, the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University. WCCCD’s Institute for Social Progress is also a member of the NCSD network.

The NCSD’s fourth national conference will focus on empowering communities and the next generation of leaders and expects to bring together more than 400 people from across the country to discuss and strengthen strategies for reducing racial and socioeconomic isolation in K-12 education.