E-SToPP’s transformative mission and vision was born from our staunch belief that systemic and philosophical changes must occur before we as a society will develop truly effective and humane schools and educational opportunities that all of our children deserve.
Eradicating the School-to-Prison Pipeline Foundation, Inc. (E-SToPP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation created and existing under the Laws of the State of Florida dedicated to eradicating the school to prison pipeline throughout Miami-Dade’s most economically marginalized communities by creating a grassroots network of transformative schools and educational opportunities for underserved and unserved youth, particularly those who have been isolated from racially equitable schooling and educational opportunities through referral, suspension, expulsion, and/or incarceration.
Using E-SToPP’s Transformative Research, Education, and Praxis framework, E-SToPP offers a paradigm shift for naming, challenging, navigating, healing from, resisting, changing, and transforming intellectual structures, definitions, and assumptions that prevail in schools in a broken system, pushing our Black and Brown children into the school-to-prison pipeline;
thereby, E-SToPP offers grassroots development of seamless sustainable alternatives to the school-to-prison pipeline (i.e., exclusionary school discipline) as a racially equitable antidote
to oppressive models of education.
E-SToPP offers, proposes, and seeks to collaborate on in any setting with any group based on a systemic shared commitment and understanding of the core values, principles, and tasks of equity-centered trauma-informed education as unconditional critical love, anti-racist, anti-oppression, asset-based, systems-oriented, human-centered, universal and proactive, and social justice focused: