Basic requirements for organizational membership include:
--Sign on to DSC National Resolution for Ending School Pushout and DSC Principles of Unity--Participate in at least 50% of the 12 calendared Monthly Membership calls OR 50% of at least one Working Group’s monthly calls within a year--Attend Annual Membership Meeting (if funding permits)
Endorser Membership:--Organizations or individuals that want to support DSC but cannot commit to participate as members
Educator groups represent a base of teachers or other staff (i.e. guidance counselors, social workers, counselors, deans, etc.) that are actively working in K-12 schools. This can include membership-based organizations of teachers or other school staff, networks of educators or schools, or unions.
Policy or advocacy groups are non-profit organizations that engaged in advocacy efforts on issues that are central to the mission of DSC, such as school pushout, school-to-prison pipeline, educational justice, juvenile/criminal justice, racial justice/civil rights, disability rights, LGBTQ rights, and/or human rights. A policy or advocacy group differs from a base-building group in that it lacks an organizational membership of the communities most affected by the education system and school pushout. A policy or advocacy group may include legal organizations and policy organizations.