No More Dreams Deferred Webinar

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No More Dreams Deferred

A groundbreaking regional conversation about Black and Hispanic students in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties

This event launches PCCY’s report about Black and Hispanic students in the Southeast Pennsylvania suburbs.

Learning disparities among Black and Hispanic students is an equity problem, not an “urban” problem. PCCY’s new research, for the first time ever, reveals the problems of and solutions to the entrenched racial problems in Philly’s suburban districts.

Nearly a quarter of all students in the 61 school districts in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties are Black or Hispanic, and they are less likely to be placed in rigorous classes and more likely to face harsh disciplinary action. They are less likely to have access to academic support services and more likely to be economically segregated. These factors all take a profound educational and emotional toll.

Join PCCY and a panel of experts to hear more about the problems facing Black and Hispanic students and learn some real world solutions.

Panel 1:  Problems – Black and Hispanic students are carrying a heavy load.

  • Nelly Jimenez-Arevalo, Executive Director, CEO, ACLAMO
  • Harold Jordan, Senior Policy Advocate, ACLU
  • Christopher Rogers, Black Lives Matter at School

Panel 2: Solutions – Here’s how we lift those burdens for Black and Hispanic students and create an educational system that works for them.

  • Rev. Maxcine Collier, Education Committee Chair, Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity
  • Andrea Custis, President and CEO, The Urban League of Philadelphia
  • Angelique Hinton, President, Greater Norristown NAACP
  • Stephen Rodriguez, Superintendent of Schools, Pottstown School District


  • Karen Farmer White, Chairperson of the Pennsylvania State Board of Education
  • Call to Action: Andrea Custis, President and CEO, The Urban League of Philadelphia

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